|Date:||Competition||Entry-level*||Type of boats:||Where:||Type of race:||Other/Extra info:|
|9 February||DMTRA Winterseries||Beginner||Elliot 6||Medemblik||Matchrace (+ teamrace)||Individual or team sign-up (max. weight of team: 1800 kg)(6 teammembers)|
|29 March||DMTRA Winterseries||Beginner||Elliot 6||Medemblik||Matchrace (+ teamrace)||Individual or team sign-up (max. weight of team: 1800 kg)(6 teammembers)|
|7& 8 March||Slag om Delft||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|4&5 April||Nestor Trophy 1||Beginner||N/A||N/A||Teamrace||Individual sign-up to email@example.com|
|17-18-19 April||Cafe race||Beginner||N/A||N/A||Fleetrace||N/A|
| 16-17 May||NSK team racing||Beginner||N/A||Rotterdam|| Teamrace||N/A|
* This is only an indication of the approximate level needed to participate in the race. Note that for team competitions at least one schipper is needed on board unless indicated otherwise.
** Understand that this level means that if you are a beginner in sailing you might not be able to participate fully or completely understand what is going (the latter counts for anyone who has never done the type of race before though)
Matchrace – An explosive match where you sail one against one and try to beat the other person by thinking tactically.
Teamrace – A tactical match where two against two are sailing, the point is for your boat not to be last.
Fleetrace – A match where a large group of boats all start at the same time and the goal is to finish as early as possible.
From the V.N.S.Z. Nestor – the umbrella organisation of the Dutch student sail associations – a yearly national competition of team sailing is organised for students. The Nestor Trophy. Each year a few matches are held and the Dutch companionship is organised. The matches take part in various places in the country. All match days cumulative determine a winner!
A few sundays a year, matches are organised by our sister association the Waolenwiert, sailed on our very own Grindgat. The easiest approachable of all matches. Both valk and laser are welcome!
One of our last matches, since the days are getting shorter, is the NSK (in other words: Nederlands Studenten Kampioenschap) in October. A big match on valks with 50 participating boats. There is room for both beginners as experienced sailors. And a student championship is not complete without a nice part!
Do you want to party on the water AND work hard with the sails, bomen and peddels on your valk? Or do you know of many other ways to perpetuate your boat without a motor? Than you have to be there at the Leidse Onderlinge on the Kagerplassen!
The Zuidelijke Optimsten Kampienschoep is organised by one of our own sister associations, and it is done in an Optimist. It is organised so you can get a feel for what a match is like, in collaboration with 3 of our sister associations in the Netherlands. You can join if you have got the basics down of sailing. A lot of fun, and of course, the day comes to an end with a delicious BBQ. Don’t hesitate, sign up! 🙂
From the day that Mayday existed, she has organised the Maydaymatch. The matchrace competition of the year!
Matchracing is a spectacular form of competition. It is a very tactile game, like chess on the water. The principle is simple: two boats against each other and the one who finishes first, wins.
The NSK matchracing has two classes. The beginning sailors (silverfleet), as well as the advanced sailors (goldfleet). Everyone is welcome! You sail with three people per team. Next to that, Nicolaas Mulerious will be present: a nice add-on for the advanced drinker…
If you take part in the matches, you can earn points for the match league! So join, and win the Lagakari cup!
For questions, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org