Dutch National Championship Teamsailing for Students

 

Last weekend, the Rotterdam Student Sailing Society (RSZV), organized the Dutch National Championship Teamsailing for Students. Teams, consisting of 8 students, from all over the country battled it out on the Kralingse Plas to decide who would be the winner of the first edition of Teamzeilen Rotterdam. The venue for this event was the Rotterdam Sailing Society (RZV), this venue is just 10 minutes away from the city center of Rotterdam, which makes it great location for this student event. The organizing committee organized a great event, with the help of event sponsor Valk Welding. There was music, catering and the possibility to stay the night for the competitors. The teams sailed on maxfun25 class boats, sporty boats with great manoeuvrability, which were made available by the World Port Sail Foundation.

After the double Round Robin was completed, Team Vinea found themselves at the top of the leader board. Together with Broach and TBA they were sure of a spot in the semi-finals. After the King of the Castle round, the team of the RSZV took hold of the last place in the semis. After this, they continued their victory streak, defeating Vinea in the semi’s and TBA in the finals, making them the first winners of Teamzeilen Rotterdam and Dutch National Champions. When Valk Welding CEO Remco Valk had handed out the prizes, the winning team jumped in the water for the traditional championship swim.

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