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North Sea Regatta Cancelled in Holland

19th April 2021
The Open Dutch Championships ORC 1, 2 and 3 were scheduled to be held during the now cancelled North Sea Regatta
The Open Dutch Championships ORC 1, 2 and 3 were scheduled to be held during the now cancelled North Sea Regatta

Holland's North Sea Regatta in May has been cancelled again this year.

"We are disappointed that we had to make this decision after all our planning efforts for the additional programme started to take shape," organisers said. 

The North Sea Regatta is an annual sailing event hosted by North Sea Regatta and Jachtclub Scheveningen during the Whitsun and Ascension holiday period. This event is the annual highlight for regatta sailors on tidal waters of the coast of Scheveningen The Hague. It is the ultimate sailing location where sailors of many different divisions can sharpen their skills, battle for the prizes at stake and meet each others onshore.

Holland's North Sea Regatta has been cancelled in MayHolland's North Sea Regatta has been cancelled in May

The North Sea Regatta

The Open Dutch Championships ORC 1, 2 and 3 were scheduled to be held during the NSR and is a key event counting treble scoring in the annual competition of the Dutch competition for the “Verbondsbezem” title of the Dutch Watersportverbond.

Last but not least the North Sea Regatta is the event where volunteers are able to practice and improve their race management skills on open tidal water. This practice is crucial in order to conduct fair and equal racing in the upcoming top sport events as the Youth Sailing World Championships in 2022 and the World Championships in 2023 in Scheveningen The Hague.

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