Oct 7, 2013

F16 & F18 Belgian Nats 2013





Nice to have these two classes working together at the Royal Belgian Sailing Club. Report & pics by Jasper van Staveren / Sailshooot.com - More images at CSN FB. ---
"Race Committee did a good job on both day by doing 4 races on the first day (Saturday). It was unsure if the conditions on Sunday would been good enough to go out racing, and only 3 races were needed to make the Belgium Nationals a valid event. At the end 7 races were sailed!

Conditions: Very light breeze conditions with a very strond current. Sometimes sailors were doing 0.1 boatspeed because of 4.1 knots breeze and 4.0 knots of current: 'Slowmotion sailing'.

In F18 class Patrick Demesmaeker and Coen Kleeren did a really good job. Patrick Demesmaeker was surprisingly fourth at the Dutch nationals 2 weeks ago with a mixed (dutch) crew on both days. This weekend he grabbed the Belgium title. The Dutch 'Van Dams' (Hans and Marius) did a really good job.

F18 results:
1. (BEL 1) Patrick Demesmaeker, Koen Cleeren (C2) 17,0 2 (14) 1 2 6 1 5
2. (NED 77) Hans van Dam, Marius van Dam (Nacra Infusion) 22,0 3 1 4 5 7 (14) 2
3. (BEL 27) Francis Proot, Michel Proot (Hobie Wildcat) 25,0 7 3 3 10 1 (11) 1

All F18 results: http://www.rbsc.be/inc/wedstrijden_uitslagen.dhtml?wedstrijd=595

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"In the F16 class all eyes were on Philip Hendrickx. This talent won the Dutch Nationals two weeks ago and this weekend he just 'did it again'. Consistent wins, and a really nice cat and mouse play on the water by these guys."

F16 results:
1. (BEL 111) Philip Hendrickx, Gaetan Bols (Falcon F16) 10,0 1 2 4 2 1 (7)
2. (BEL 260) Stef Haazen, Stijn Van Daele (Falcon F16) 15,0 3 4 3 3 2 (5)
3. (BEL 999) Peter Schell, Nicolas Schell (AHCP Viper) 19,0 2 3 5 5 (8) 4

All F16 results: http://www.rbsc.be/inc/wedstrijden_uitslagen.dhtml?wedstrijd=595,language=nl,uitslag=346

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