Netherlands Update & Invite To The North Sea Regatta
Frank Lieve and Hein Ruyten of Melges Netherlands update us on progress in the Netherlands - The exhibited Melges 24 at the Amsterdam HISWA boat-show was successful. Several top-sailors from the Netherlands and Belgium are now on our mail-list. And about ten of them are expected to buy a Melges within a few months. We are looking forward to see what's happening. Within a few week we hope to announce the first new boat sold.
In the mean time we try to set up several events to make a racing start in the Netherlands. The first event will be the North Sea Regatta (may 29th-june 1st) (www.nsr.nl) The NSR is a top event with a lot of media. The Melges 24 will have a seperate start at the one design course. We expect to have boats from the Netherlands (4), Belgium (2) and some boats from Norway and England. Hopefully competitors from Germany are also joining us! Please spread the word! We expect to have 10 boats at the start. For the next year we want to organize a BENELUX Championship in August at Nieuwpoort Belgium of which more details in due course.
For more information about Melges 24 sailing in the Netherlands please contact us.
Frank Lieve/ Hein Ruyten