NACRA F20 Carbon first finisher Texel

NACRA F20 Carbon first finisher ROUNDTEXEL 2012

On Sunday June 10 2012, female helmsman Carolijn Brouwer (BEL) with crew Wouter Samama (NED) won the 35rd Zwitserleven Round Texel Race. Dutchmen Xander Pols and Stefan Dubbeldam took line honours on their NACRA F20 Carbon and finished second overall. They crossed the line after 2 hours 50 minutes and 21 seconds with a big lead. The race had a thrilling conclusion with close racing. Also it was the first time in history that world’s biggest catamaran race took place on Sunday.

Exactly at noon on Sunday June 10, 250 cats started in the prestigious catamaran race round the Wadden island Texel. Nobody crossed the line too early, which is a great performance. Current and wind from behind pushed the professional sailors and amateurs to the line. John de Vries and Diederik Pauli (Nacra F20 carbon) were in the lead on the first leg on the North Sea to the lighthouse, but had to give that up just before the first gate to William Sunnucks and Oliver Egan (GBR).

TEXEL RACE 2012

NACRA SAILING will be closed on Friday 8th of June and Saturday 9th of June as all our staff will be present at Texel. Not all for sailing but maybe more for the party! So, get your stuff in time and otherwhise we will be present again on monday the 11th of June.

make sure you will be present at Roundtexel race as well as you just cannot miss it…

Team NACRA

Nacra F18 Infusion wins North Sea Regatta

The Boskalis occasional duo Gunnar Larsen and Lamberto Cesari (ITA) won the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta this weekend. The other three teams of Team Boskalis also performed extremely well. Jorden Veenman and Frank de Waard finished third and the mixed duo Froukje Feenstra/Mischa de Munck tenth. The just selected youngsters Jolbert van Dijk and Niels Kleijweg sailed above expectations and scored a fifteenth place in a field of 47 F-18 catamarans.

Tactically it was difficult weather, with little wind and a strong current. On Monday the races even were cancelled due to dense sea fog. Larsen: ‘The teams made a lot of progress. Team Boskalis offers a nice concept, in which we share knowledge and help each other. We have reached a new milestone with thiSaves event. The sports technical plan of each team offers many insights and benefits. Everybody knows where to focus on. In addition we have evaluated a lot.”