last week before racing
19.08.2019 | Fourty sailors and weather predictions
With a few cancelled entries we now have fourty sailors on the list. A nice fleet for racing in our championship. And we are closely monitoring the weather. Predictions (don't pin us down on this) are we will have a hot and sunny weekend with a nice little breeze. 25+ degrees and 7-10 knots (3 bft) of windspeed. But we all now that's just predictions. In our earlier preview we looked at the international fleet and who to watch out for. But what about the Dutchmen, who is who and who will be up for the best ranked Dutch sailor in the championship. Stefan de Vries, who sailed to a 5th place in this years Europea championship couldn't make it. But we have Olympia dinghy racer, Mark Bosma, who will be sailing Stefan's boat. From the solo dinghy we have Mark Wildenberg. We are looking forward to their competition. A couple of weeks ago we had the famous Sneekweek in the Netherlands. Will Sneekweek winner Peter van der Schaaf maintain his flow for the championship? Or will he be challenged by Sneekweek race winners, Johan Geenen and Rob Ligtenberg? Last year Stephan Veldman was the best Dutch sailor in the championship. Can he sail to the podium this year? And what about local hero Jan Siebe de Vries on his home water. Lot's of questions, a lot to look forward to. Last preparations and we look forward to meeting you on thursday, friday or saturday morning !
14 days preview
10.08.2019 | The fleet of thirty-five and who to look out for
The lake Tjeukemeer is waiting. With two weeks till racing, let's take a look at the fleet. We have 35 entries. That already is a nice fleet. Looking at the names we see a lot of familiar sailors, but also new names who will be attending our regatta for the first time. You know we appreciate everyone and we see nice and fair battles throughout the fleet each year, but we are also curious who will become the 2019 champion. Could we finally get a non-German winner? And will it be a Dutch winner?
The july world ranking list shows that we have eight top 100 entries. Six German and one Dutchman. Ranked 99 we find the winner of the 2014 and 2015 edition Frank Strelow. Last year he coulnd't make it to the regatta but we are pleased he will be racing with us in 2019. Ranked 92 we see Ralf Mackmann, als a regular visitor of Eastersee. 78th Jan-Dietmar Dellas who came in third at the Warnemunde woche perhaps is in sailing on the flow from that. Then at 76, 2016 Champion and never missed an edition, Dirk Dame. Always sailing strong and consistent. At ranked 62 we find 2017 winner of the Eastersee Regatta Joerg Rademacher, glad he is with us. Then the only attending Dutchman from the world ranking top 100, ranked 48, Stephan Veldman. Our hopes for a Dutch victory will be on his shoulders and we know he is eager for a podium spot and winning one or mother races like he did last year battling on the front row. 2018 Dutch Champion, Andreas Pich, confirmed his entry. Ranked 40 in the world he will be hard to beat. But best ranked ranked sailor right now, at place 33, is Wolfgang Hofener. Wolfgang was the 2018 runner up. With two weeks to go, we are still looking for some new entries and OK dinghy racers from last year to enter for the 2019 championship. So spread the word and invite OK friends !!!
Twenty-six and counting
29.07.2019 | Fleet is growing with four weeks to go
With four weeks to go till the start of the Dutch Championship, entry numbers are growing. At the moment we have twenty-six entries form four nations. The Belgian sailors were the first to enter, then the Germans and some Dutch sailors. Remi Blandureau from France will defend French nation. Dutch sailors will sail at the traditional Sneekweek in the first week of August and we expect them to enter for the championship right after. With those regatta results incoming we can take a look at the Dutch aces and if one of them is up for challenging the always strong German delegation this year. We are looking forward to seeing all sailors, family and friends in the last weekend of august !!
Notice of race and sailing instructions 2019
12.07.2019 | NOR and SI and twenty-one entries
The notice of race (NOR) 2019 and the sailing instructions (SI) 2019 are available for download. At this moment we have twenty-one entries and the list is growing. We welcome sailors that have never before been sailing in our regatta and we see a lot of familiar names. We are looking forward to the event and are welcoming more entries...
Fleet builds up during the summer
29.06.2019 | fourteen entries from BEL, GER and NED
With the summer full present and the Europeans behind our back, the focus is on the races to come. Already fourteen sailors from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have entered for this years Dutch Nationals. With some new names on our list, and a growing Dutch homefleet, we are aiming for fifty OK sailors by the end of august. Chances for a Dutch win are increasing with Stephan and Stefan who showed good competition in Kiel. But it's all about fun and serious racing throughout the fleet like always. Hope to see you there !
Dutch Championship and the twothousandnineteen edition
06.05.2019 | sixth edition in the making
May and with the spring cup behind us, the organisation of the Eastersee Regatta is preparing for this years international OK-dinghy regatta on the large lake Tjeukemeer in the northern region of the Netherlands called Fryslan. The Dutch OK class association has, again, asked us to organise the 2019 Dutch National Championship. That means the sixth edition of the Eastersee regatta will be the National Championship just like last year and there are again world ranking points to earn. After the succes of previous editions with up to 48 OK-dinghies, we are looking for an even larger fleet from more countries competing for the title in this years edition of the Eastersee Regatta.
The racing will again be organised by the 'WSV Zevenwolden'. This local sailing authority is famous for it's skutsjesilen and small boat races and did a marvelous job last years. We are very pleased that we will organise this international OK-dinghy event for the sixth time in 2019. We are on our way to become a small traditional event perhaps. Please feel welcome to our province and the hospitality of the region.