Sep 30, 2017

A-Class Dutch Nats 2017: Report by Rutger Krijger



Photo: Rutger by Laurens Morel / Saltycolours.com , more here . Report sent by Kees Krijger & written by Rutger Krijger.
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Dutch A-cat Nationals 2017 - Coen de Koning champ!
From the 22nd till the 24th of September the Dutch Nationals were hosted as they usually are by the great catamaran club of Hellecat.
Racing started on Friday with three races in fantastic conditions. Sunshine, 10-12 knots of breeze and flat water.
Coen de Koning, PJ Dwarshuis and Rutger Krijger emerged as the three front boats after the 1st day, showing some good foiling speeds.
On Saturday conditions were also very pleasant with lots of sunshine, but a lot less wind with 4-7 knots of breeze. Caroline van Beelen on her Nikita showed very good speed and tactics winning 2 of the 3 races and scoring 5th in the other race to be best boat of the day.
Jaap Straakenbroek on his foiling Vision showed also good speed and tactics, scoring 2,2,3 for the day moving him into 3rd overall, tied on points with PJ in 2nd and Rutger in 4th , with Coen still leading.
Sunday 4 races were held with a bit of chop and a breeze of about 6-9 knots. The breeze also had some holes in it, making foiling quite challenging!
Coen proved quickest on the downwinds when foiling was possible, here he made big gains. In the 3rd race of the day though the wind dropped to about 6 knots, with foiling not possible. Jaap sailed this race very well and managed to win, putting him in a good place to end up on the podium.
The last race of the day was held in 9 knots, making foiling possible again and giving some great racing.
Coen managed to win the championship in convincing fashion, winning 6 of the 10 races.
PJ finished in 2nd overall, with Jaap a very popular 3rd!

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Top ten below, full results at https://www.hellecat.com/uploads/docs/2017/onk_a_cat_Evenement-b_2017.htm

R Skipper Sail Mast Boat SailNo Foil Tot R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Totl N
1st Coen de Koning Mischa sails DNA DNA F1 NED 75 Yes 34 1 1 2 -4 1 -4 1 1 2 1 18 10
2nd PieterJan Dwarshuis Mischa sails DNA DNA NED 28 Yes 52 2 3 1 3 -8 -7 2 2 3 2 33 18
3rd Jaap Straakenbroek Bryt Saarberg Vision POL 17 Yes 55 -5 -7 5 2 2 3 4 4 1 4 37 25
4th Rutger Krijger Mischa sails DNA Fiberfoam DNA NED 14 Yes 35 3 2 3 -7 4 -5 3 3 5 3 38 26
5th Gert Jan Kos Mischa sails DNA explorer NED 96 Yes 48 4 4 4 -12 3 (dnc) 5 10 4 5 69 39
6th Caroline van Beelen Mischa sails Saarberg Nikita NED 41 No 39 8 -9 -10 1 5 1 7 9 6 9 65 46
7th Wim Plokker Mischa sails DNA Fiberfoam DNA F1 NED 93 Yes 55 6 6 6 8 -12 8 8 5 -12 6 77 53
8th Wiro Zijlmans mischa sails DNA fiberfoam Exploder AD3 NED 44 Yes 53 9 8 8 9 -10 9 6 7 -13 8 87 64
9th David van Aart Bryt Sails Saarberg Exploder AD3 NED 111 Yes 45 7 5 7 -14 11 13 -14 6 14 7 98 70
10th Theo van Hilten Msicha sails DNA DNA F1 NED 8 Yes 68 -12 10 -12 11 6 10 9 8 7 11 96 72

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