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For those who may concerned: Hansa Class on the Medemblik Regatta next May


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Medemblik Regatta's press release:

The Hansa class has been added to the Medemblik Regatta 2019. Although sailing is no longer part of the Paralympic Games, World Sailing remains committed to sailing for people with disabilities. The Medemblik Regatta also continues to support and promote this sport.

The Medemblik Regatta is the largest sailing event in the Netherlands for the Olympic and Paralympic classes. In 2016, the Para World Sailing Championship was held during the regatta in Medemblik.

The decision of the International Paralympic Committee to remove sailing from the Paralympic calendar in 2020 was a major disappointment for sailing worldwide. For atelets with a limitation, sailing is a unique way to continue participating at a high level with the world top and at a Paralympic level.

World Sailing has developed a strategic plan to promote sailing with a limitation all over the world. The Watersportverbond and the Medemblik Regatta have jointly looked into the possibilities of adding sailing with a limitation to the regatta. With the result that the Hansa class was added from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May 2019.

Sailors can register in the following classes: Hansa Liberty Manually, Hansa Liberty Full Servo, Hansa 303 singlehanded and Hansa 303 Doublehanded. The Notice of Race for the Hansa class is published on the online notice board.

Medemblik Regatta Website