Please select your home edition
Edition
Wildwind 2016 728x90

28th Magic Marine Easter Regatta - Coldest Easter since 1964

by Fettje Osinga on 2 Apr 2013
28th Magic Marine Easter Regatta Fettje Osinga
The Netherlands’ coldest Easter since 1964 dawned upon 209 competitors from 12 nationalities to race Optimists in the Magic Marine Easter Regatta. The famous Braassem Race Committee had to think smart and quick in order to continue to keep up with the prestige of the last 28 years. The event finished with a total of 8 great races with a mandatory 'return to shore' flag to warm the sailors between all races. Winning the 2013 Easter egg is Stijn Paardekooper from the Netherlands; followed by Olin Houtman (NED) and Scott Meijntjes (NED) in second and third.

The week prior to the event consisted of winds over 40 knots. The breeze blew through leaving still conditions and full ice in the harbour, which left no chance to race on day one. Day two brought sunshine and a building weather pattern and delivered beautiful racing.

The final day consisted of two races in strong breeze with the split fleets of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze races. Stijn Paardekooper continued with his commanding lead with Olin Houtman, the American Ryan Hennessey and Oscar Engstrom tied going into the finals.

In the end, it’s the Dutch sailor Stijn Paardekooper with the title. 'I won!' yelled Stijn in Dutch after crossing the line. 'Many sailors called the shifts random but I found it cool.'

Easter weekend of April 20, 21 for 2014 and the call for warm temperatures with shorts is in the planning. As Michael Burns from the USA team quoted, 'If I didn’t have to come early to put on my hundred layers of clothing then I would say that this is the best event. We loved Holland.'


Results
Best team: Great Britain
(country with the lowest average score from all sailors finishes)

Gold fleet:
1. Stijn Paardekooper (NED)
2. Olin Houtman (NED)
3. Scott Meijntjes (NED)
4. William Hall (GBR)
5. Oscar Engstrom (SWE)

Silver fleet:
1. Albin Börjesson (SWE)
2. Luke Willim (GER)
3. Tim Doppenberg (NED)
4. Til Neumann (GER)
5. Lieze Ravelingien (BEL)

Bronze fleet:
1. Pim Jager (NED)
2. Coen Minderhoud (NED)
3. Berend Ramuz (NED)
4. Max Krause (GER)
5. Bas de Meij (NED)

Full results here.

Ancasta Ker 33 660x82upffront 660x82T Clewring Cruising

Related Articles

Young sailors praised for huge achievement at ASTO Small Ships Race
21 teams taking part paraded through Gosport after being welcomed to the coastal town by Gosport Mayor Cllr Lynn Hook. The 21 teams taking part paraded through Gosport after being welcomed to the coastal town by Gosport Mayor Cllr Lynn Hook, who told the crews it was a “huge achievement” to sail overnight from Dartmouth to Gosport.
Posted today at 1:19 pm
Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient
Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses. Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses organised at the Finistère Ocean Racing Centre in Port-la-Forêt (Brittany). He will also take part in the Azimut Trophy. Yann Eliès tells us about the work that has been done and what lies ahead in the final part of his preparation.
Posted today at 12:47 pm
Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema
After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. Thanks to this voyage from France to Iceland and back, the Dutch skipper is finding out more about No Way Back, the new generation IMOCA on which he will line up on 6th November
Posted today at 12:17 pm
Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships
Richard Cohen will compete at the championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul Cayard. The carefully assembled team includes a core group of sailors who have many years of experience in the class, but Cayard cautions that their initial objective is to learn and improve together in line with their long term goal, to be competitive on the 2017 52 Super Series.
Posted today at 11:52 am
Star-studded SB20 fleet set for superb Cascais 2016 World Championship
Entry list is packed with round the world sailors, Olympic medalists, and top keelboat sailors, with 14 races scheduled. A superb fleet of 75 teams have entered from 13 nations, including the reigning champion crew from France who are back with new helmsman, young French 49er helm Gabriel Skoczek. The new team showed form by winning the Portuguese Nationals in June against many of the top contenders.
Posted today at 10:54 am
Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™
An influx of fresh talent have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40. An influx of fresh talent, new venues and a revised race format have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40 by a smaller, faster catamaran: the flying GC32.
Posted on 25 Aug
Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™
Joining the fleet as the season heads into its second half is Gazprom Team Russia, led by WMRT champion, Phil Robertson. With one week to go, the fleet returns to St Petersburg for the fifth Act of the season, presented by SAP, 35 of the world’s best sailors are getting their heads in the game and preparing for the one of the trickiest venues of the season so far.
Posted on 25 Aug
Normandy Channel Race to kick off next month
Race will kick off on 11 September. Created back in 2010 by Manfred Ramspacher the event has been quick to win acclaim. Indeed, every edition has not only crowned a rising star of international offshore racing, but also given rise to some fantastic on-the-water tussles throughout what is a fascinating course, spanning over 1,000 miles close to the coastlines of Normandy, England and Ireland.
Posted on 24 Aug
Yachts for Sale, Shows and Events for Ancasta International
The largest on-water boatshow is running from the 16th - 25th September this year at Southampton's Mayflower Park. The largest on-water boatshow is running from the 16th - 25th September this year at Southampton's Mayflower Park. The Ancasta team will be presenting models from Beneteau Sail and Power, Prestige and Lagoon Catamarans.
Posted on 23 Aug
The Clipper Race turns 20!
Throughout the race, tales of crew celebrating birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in their lifetime.
Posted on 23 Aug