Dutch moving on (quickly) from Rio 2016:
Hyères, France (April 26, 2017) – Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) were unstoppable on day two of Sailing‘s World Cup Series Hyères, winning both Women’s 470 races in convincing style.
Out of the 534 competitors from 52 nations racing across ten Olympic events, Open Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, the Dutch team were the standout performers.
Following a brief morning postponement due to a wait for the wind, the 470 fleets got out for a 12:30 start, sailing in a westerly 10-15 knot breeze.
Zegers and van Veen were unstoppable, sailing their way to two convincingly victories to leapfrog Switzerland’s Linda Fahrni and Maja Siegenthaler into first place.
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Clipper Race Returns to Liverpool:
The biggest round-the-world ocean race is to return to Liverpool with the start and finish of this unique global challenge moving from the capital back to the River Mersey on the tenth anniversary of its last partnership with the region. The 2017-18 edition of the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will set sail from Albert Dock, Liverpool, on Sunday, August 20 and return approximately eleven months later in Summer 2018. Full report.
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