Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the revamped Medemblik Regatta, which was scheduled for June 4-7, 2020, has been cancelled. The return of this spring classic in sailing will now take place from 2-6 June 2021.
This year, the international sailing sport event will take place virtually from 4 to 7 June. Recreational eSailors can then compete against Olympic top sailors and the best eSailors of today at the Virtual Medemblik Regatta and qualify for the finals of the World eSailing Championship.
Spring Sailing Classics
The Medemblik Regatta, together with the other spring sailing classics such as Trofeo Princesa Sofia, Hempel World Cup Series Genoa, Semaine Olympique Francaise and Kieler Woche, is part of the global eSailing competition. In this way, these classic international Olympic sailing events gain access to a community of more than 2.5 million eSailors worldwide and sailors of all ages and backgrounds can experience their passion for the sport together.
Bart Lambriex world top virtually and for the ‘eggie’.
One of the eSailors who will appear on the starting line on June 4 is Olympic 49er sailor Bart Lambriex. This Dutch top sailor from the core team proved in 2019 that he can compete not only on the water, but also virtually with the best in the world by qualifying for the finals of the World eSailing Championships where he finished 4th.
Lambriex is looking forward to the first Virtual Medemblik Regatta: “Of course it’s a shame that all the sailing races have been cancelled, but that’s why it’s so cool to be able to sail some of those races virtually. You meet familiar names in the pots. That way I can still sail against my competitors in the 49ers!
For 2021, Lambriex still prefers the real water of Medemblik: “I’m dying to race again in the 49er. So I also hope that the next Medemblik Regatta can go ahead as usual!”
Chance to participate in eSailing World Cup
The first Medemblik Challenge starts on June 4 at 08.00 in the morning Dutch time and lasts 44 hours. These first races are virtually sailed in the Olympic Nacra 17 class. The second Medemblik Challenge starts on June 6 at 04.00 Dutch time and ends 44 hours later on June 7 at midnight. These races are sailed virtually in the Olympic 49er class.
Both virtual challenges are open to all players – qualification is not required. The results will count towards the eSailors world and national rankings!
The best participant in the 49er and in the Nacra 17 class will qualify for the Finals of the eSailing World Championships.
The challenges are now available and can be played on Virtual Regatta Inshore on Desktop – iOS – Android www.virtualregatta.com/inshore