What, where and when?
The Allianz Regatta 2021 – or as you probably know it the old ‘Delta Lloyd’ regatta. This year it’s part of the Hempel World Cup Series and is the largest sailing event in The Netherlands. There will be a mixture of the Olympic classes racing in Medemblik from 2-13 June.
What’s the lowdown?
The Hempel World Cup event offers a few different scenarios depending on the class. Olympic–bound sailors Tom Squires and Ali Young take the opportunity to get fleet racing in ahead of the Games in a relatively strong fleet. Others like Hannah Snellgrove and Lorenzo Chiavarini are coming back from injury so are looking at time on the water. For the rest, it’s another opportunity to get some international competition time under the belt ahead of key class regattas later this year.
What they say
“This will be the last regatta on the RS:X for me before the Olympics. It’s a crucial milestone to pull this extra year of training together. I competed here last in 2015 where I finished third in a stormy week. This year it’s warm sunny and light winds, it’s going be a physical few days to kickstart the final push before the Games” – Tom Squires, RS:X
“For everyone going to Tokyo this is probably the last racing opportunity before the Games so it’s a stacked fleet and everyone should be on top form. I’ve had so long out of competition due to Covid and also injury, so for me it’s about building up the time racing against the best sailors again in the range of conditions to identify the work I need to do in the summer before my peak events in the autumn” – Hannah Snellgrove, ILCA6
“Good to get back racing. It’s one of the only events between now and the Worlds in September so happy to have the World Cup to get my racing in” – Lorenzo Chiavarini, ILCA7
How to follow
As always we will update on all our social channels but you can take a look at the event photos and live blog from the organisers here – https://allianzregatta.org/
Results are managed by manage2sail and you can find them here