The Open Dutch Sailing Championships Match Racing 2018 is a Grade 3 match race event, organised by The Royal Netherlands Yachting Union in conjunction with the Dutch Match & Team Racing Association (DMTRA).
For this event a total of 12 skippers will be invited. Ten skippers will be invited based on the ISAF Open Ranking list, July 2018. The OA will issue two wild cards for the final two places. A team shall consist of 3 crew members with a maximum total crew weight of 262,5 kg
The event will take place on September 14/15/16 2018 on the IJsselmeer in Medemblik at the International Sailing Centre. Address:
ISC Medemblik, Vooroever 1, 1671 SG Medemblik, Netherlands
The event will be sailed in six Elliott 6M type of boats. All the boats will be provided by the OA.
The entry fee for this event will be Euro 300.
The entry fee includes the cost for each team member for breakfast and lunch on all racing days and the Captains Dinner to be held in the evening of the Saturday, September 15th 2018.
The format of the event will consist of the following stages:
On Friday night, competitors are encouraged to meet up after racing at MED Trattorio on the harbour for a drink and informal debrief.
A Captains Dinner will be organised by the Dutch Match & Team Racing Association on the Saturday evening. It is desired that all teams attend this social event. The costs are included in the entry fee.
If you need any assistance please do not hesitate and send us an e-mail: info at dmtra dot nl
The nearest airport to Medemblik is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) which regular flights from all major airlines including different budget-airlines (e.g. Easyjet).
Transfer from the airport to Medemblik is best achieved by train to Hoorn (approximately €10,- one way) and by bus (line 139) to Medemblik (approximately €2,- one way). You can also send us an e-mail (info at dmtra dot nl) and we will pick you up in Hoorn
Alternative is a taxi from Schiphol to Medemblik (approximately €75)
Alternative accommodation for a range of budgets can be found on the website of the Tourist Information Medemblik
Camping is possible at the venue. If you want to make use of this possibility please contact DJ: penningmeester at dmtra dot nlor +31 6 2034 4868