Simon Northrop and Sam Barker did it again! Like last year, they won the Toplenzen Texel Dutch Open again, this time batteling 17 other cats. With no less than 5 wins they did a fantastic job in difficult conditions on their Formula 18 catamaran.
Because of a summer storm in the Northern part of Europe the Toplenzen Texel Dutch Open had a slow start. On Wednesday no races could be sailed, but luckily it was possible to sail on Thursday afternoon. At 4 pm boats were launched and one race was held at 5 pm. On Friday conditions were wonderful and four races could be held and gave the teams 1 race to deduct.
Not everything went well on Thursday. Only 9 boats went onto the water, but only 4 boats finished this one race. One boat had some bad luck. Jolbert van Dijk and Frank de Waard (NED 4)crashed their boat when returning to the beach after they scored a 2nd place. Luckily both sailors are fine and managed to have their boat ready in time to sail the Round Texel race today!
De top 5 van de Toplenzen Texel Dutch Open is:
- Simon Northrop/Sam Barker (1)-1-1-1-1 total 4 points
- Niels Kleijweg/Olaf Kleijweg 3-2-3-3-(4) total 11 points
- Tjiddo Veenstra/Thomas de Jong (DNC)-6-4-5-3 total 18 points
- Cees van den Bos/Erik Schrader 4-(9)-6-7-2 total 19 points
- Jorden Veenman/Maxime Hillen (DNF)-5-5-6-6 total 22 points