Record Fleet for 29er World Championship
Published on July 8th, 2016
The organization of the 2016 29er World Championship has received 228 pre-entries, representing 29 countries worldwide. The global battle for gold in the doublehanded high-performance youth skiff will take place on the Ijsselmeer off the coast of Medemblik, Netherlands. Racing starts on July 24 and the new champions will be crowned on Saturday July 30.
Dutchmen Pieter van Leijen and Daniel Bramervaer hope to continue their winning performance in their home country, as they just grabbed the European title on Sunday July 4th in Norway. Their fellow countrymen Richard Schuurmans and Quinten Bramervaer took silver, followed by the British duo Huw Edwards and Johs Dawson. The bronze medalists of the Europeans belong to the biggest national fleet at the Worlds, Great-Britain with 42 boats. Germany is runner-up with 27 teams.
The 29er Worlds will see a record number of participants since the first edition in 2009. Registration and measurement will take place between July 22-24, followed by the opening ceremony on July 24 with the Mayor of Medemblik. The Qualifying Series will be sailed from July 25 till 27 and the Final Races are scheduled on the last three days.