Under strongly changing circumstances, all 45 races of the Eredivisie Sailing were sailed off the coast of Muiden. Until the last races on Sunday, there were seven teams who had mathematical possibilities of making the podium. In the end, it was the youthful team from WSV Giesbeek who finally won the title. Rounding out the podium in second and third, respectively, were Almere Centraal and WV de Meeuwen. WSV Giesbeek was last year’s Dutch J/70 National Champions. Team member Koen Sibbel commented on their efforts, “We sailed extremely hard and well all weekend. The teams are very close together. We have trained a lot in the past year, and that paid off. The tactic was to stay out of trouble and to limit the damage with bad starts. We did not have to run a penalty round this entire weekend and, that of course, makes a big difference. At the end, we made it a bit difficult for ourselves by sailing an OCS. We are very happy that we succeeded!” For more Dutch J/70 Sailing League information, visit https://zeilen.watersporters.nl/wedstrijdzeilen/eredivisie-zeilen/.

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