Delta Lloyd Regatta - Finale in Medemblik
by Canadian Sailing Team on 27 May 2013
The finals of the Delta Lloyd Regatta wrapped up in Holland this weekend. Some of the classes' top six competed in the medal races and the remaining sailors took in one final fleet race to establish overall ranking.
Laser Radial medal race - 2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta Sander van der Borch © http://www.sandervanderborch.com
Greg Douglas narrowly missed medal racing in seventh position in the Finn but ensured he held onto that spot with a final race win. Teammate Robitaille sailed a consistent regatta and finished two spots back of Greg in ninth overall. Mark Andrews (GBR) stole the show from Netherlands Postma despite a dominant regatta, the carry forward point system certainly tweaking strategies going into medal race day.
The Radial class also had a nail biting final with Ireland's Annalise Murphy pulling out the race win to take gold over Boumeester (NED) and Young (GBR). Brenda Bowskill held onto her 15th position, while teammates Ingrid and Claire Merry were 18th and 22nd respectively.
The Laser class shuffled their rankings in the finals as leader Tom Burton (NZL) was bumped right off the podium and van Schaardenburg (NED) took the gold. Canadian David Wright placed 12th Delta Lloyd Regatta Canadian Sailing Team website