In 2009, the Delta Lloyd Regatta is the fifth of seven events in the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup.
Medemblik is the smallest, prettiest and oldest city of West-Friesland along the former Zuiderzee (IJsselmeer), approximately 40 km north of Amsterdam. It received town privileges in 1289. Nowadays, the city counts about 8,000 inhabitants. Medemblik prides itself in renovating the old centre. Due to its rich history, Medemblik is an interesting place to visit. The picturesque town city reminds you of the old days. In addition there are many tourist attractions, such as harbours, castle Radboud, a typical Dutch flourmill "de Herder", many museums and establishments.
Already in the old days, Medemblik was the Dutch regatta centre. It is the home base for many international sailing events, such as the Delta Lloyd Regatta, European and World Championships in several classes, and of yachting events like the 24-hours race. This reputation and position is due to the sheltered location at the windward shore of the IJsselmeer, to the attraction of the historical city of Medemblik, and to the effort of various organizing committees of sailing events.
To enforce the position of the Netherlands as an international sailing nation, a sailing center with modern facilities - preferably in Medemblik - was required. In April 1999 the doors of the new and modern international sailing centre opened.
The International Sailing Center Medemblik is situated at the northern part of the venue close to the harbour entrance.
During the Holland Regatta, the ISCM will be the regatta office including the protest rooms. The racing area is non-tidal and has fresh water. In addition to a harbour and a sailing center, the venue offers a restaurant and a water sports store.
TREFPUNT, Frans Hin
The first ISAF Sailing World Cup is set to launch at the end of 2008 bringing a new annual series of sailing to the international sports calendar. The World Cup will be open to the sailing events chosen for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions.
Incorporating existing major events, the series will kick off with Sail Melbourne, Australia in December 2008, followed by the Rolex Miami OCR, USA; the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE, Palma, Spain; Semaine Olympique Francaise, Hyeres, France; the Delta Lloyd Regatta, Medemblik, the Netherlands; Kieler Woche, Germany; and Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth, Great Britain.
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