The first major offshore regatta of the Dutch offshore sailing season took place off Stellendam, The Netherlands on the North Sea in challenging, somewhat light to medium sailing conditions. In the one-design world, the J/70 Class has grown considerably in the Netherlands. This year’s regatta saw the fleet double in size from last year. Winning this year’s event was Wouter Kollmann’s PLA J with a 1-2-3-1-1-1 for 6 points net. Grabbing the silver was John den Engelsman’s MR HENRI with a 3-5-1-2-3-3 for 12 points net. Then, Jan Wanders’ KIND OF MAGIC took the bronze with a 2-3-2-6-2-5 for 14 points net. For more Van Uden Reco Regatta information, visit http://vanudenreco.nl/mr/.