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14 -19 September 2021 / Thessaloniki, Greece

2021 European Championship

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Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz (NED) held on to their lead in the 18-boat 49erFX fleet and their teammates, Bart Lambriex and Pim van Vugt, advanced to the top of the leaderboard in the 31-boat 49er fleet.

Just two out of three races were completed in the 49erFX, and Bekkering and Duetz extended their lead with a third and a race win.

Meanwhile, the new Dutch pairing of Odile van Aanholt and Emma Siewers grabbed their first race win of the week and now sit in second.

Describing their day right after racing, van Aanholt exclaimed, “It was fun. Challenging.”

The pair followed up their victory with an eighth, which they discard, and are a point clear of Marla Bergmann and Hanna Wille (GER).

van Aanholt continued, “We were looking to see where the wind would come from next. It kept us on our toes. We weren’t expecting the north easterly that came in but grateful it did.

“We had a good start and focused on doing our own thing and it worked for us.

“When you get to a location like Palma, sailors already know what they have to do and what’s going to happen. Here [in Medemblik] you never kind of know and always have to try and figure out the next step.”

Van Aanholt campaigned for Tokyo 2020 with Marieke Jongens but narrowly missed out on selection, with Bekkering and Duetz doing enough to take the spot.

The partnership with Siewers is fresh, new and exciting and Medemblik marks the start of their journey. “We’re a relatively new team,” commented van Aanholt. “We teamed up in December and our aim is to do well at the Oman World Championship, so everything we learn here we’ll look to take with us.

“We want to do the best we can. We’re learning a lot in the light winds.”

In the 49er, Lambriex and van Vugt started the day with an 11th but hit back with two race wins, and they put that down to the change in conditions.

Lambriex explained, “It was quite a weird day because we started with a stable onshore breeze. We did the first race but then the wind came from offshore so it was a bit more shifty and gusty. That went a bit better for us.”

Overnight leaders Lucas Rual and Emile Amoros (FRA) struggled in comparison to their opening day and picked up a 10-10-(21) scoreline that relegates them to third.

Jakob Meggendorfer and Andreas Spranger (GER) sit second.

Kevin Fischer Guillou and Noé Delpech (FRA) won the first race of the day and are fourth.

Racing continues on Friday 11 June from 11:00 local time.

Results

About Thessaloniki

In 316 B.C. at the inlet of Thermaikos Gulf ancient king Kassandros founded a new city, which he named for his wife Thessaloniki, stepsister of Alexander the Great. For centuries, as co-capital of the Byzantine empire and afterwards, Thessaloniki was the crossroads of nations and has attracted many foreign rule thus establishing an international character by sustaining the coexistence of various and diverse civilizations, religions and cultures. Today as we entered the 21st century, Greece’s second largest city has become the headquarters of many organizations and institutions aimed at the reconstruction and development of the Balkans. Innumerable Byzantine monuments and churches, the magnificent findings from the royal tombs in Vergina, the famous national theater, an outstanding cuisine, its intensive night-life and its proximity to the suburbs beaches of Halkidiki, make modern Thessaloniki an even more attractive point for tourism in Greece.

Culture

Due to the city’s rich and diverse history, Thessaloniki houses many museums dealing with many different eras in history. Two of the city’s most famous museums include the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Apart from its recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Thessaloniki is home to a

 number of prominent archaeological sites worth visiting.

Coffee Lovers

Drinking coffee is by far one of the greatest pleasures for the Greeks. Our national drink probably costs more than it should, but lasts longer than anywhere else. The average time devoted to this beloved habit is at least 40 minutes; drinking coffee is kind of a ritual almost for every Greek.

Food and wine

The second largest city of this Mediterranean country, Thessaloniki is a paradise for foodies. While displaying its historical landmarks, the sun-drenched, charming and eastern-flavored Salonika (as the city was previously known as) offers its visitors the opportunity to discover the Greek cuisine with all its original dishes and culinary influences. If you truly wish to discover the secrets of the Macedonian wine, the wineries of Epanomi, Kalohori, Osa and Askos Sohou are the right places to begin with!

Important, historic locations like the “Gerovasileiou” domain will gladly accept you.

Nightlife

Thessaloniki used to be called “the city that never sleeps”, just like NYC. Even though this is not totally true anymore, you can always find another place to go for another beer, in case you really wanna stay out till the morning. The city’s nightlife has been changing a lot, during the last 10 years, but it has always been very versatile. You can do pretty much anything you’d possibly like. From trendy cocktail bars to old-school rock bars and from bar with live music to bouzoukia, you can still find a place to satisfy your needs and desires as a guest.

EVENT PROGRAM

Nautical Club of Thessaloniki welcomes teams as soon as they would like, but please email nautical@ncth.gr to book your space.

  • Saturday11 September 0900 – 1800 Registration
  • Sunday12 September 0900 – 1800 Registration 
  • Monday13 September 0900 – 1100 Registration 
  • 1255 Practice Races
  • 1800 Competitors Briefing
  • 1900 Opening Ceremony
  • Tuesday 14 September TBA Qualifying Series Races
  • Wednesday 15 September TBA Qualifying Series Races
  • Thursday 16 September TBA Qualifying Series Races
  • Friday 17 September TBA Final Series Races
  • Saturday 18 September TBA Final Series Races
  • Sunday 19 September TBA Final Series Races
  •  1900 Closing Ceremony

Notice of Race

Updated May 5, 2021

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Registration for the regatta is via manage2sail. Here is the link to Europeans registration.

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