Ten Dutch and one Belgium Contender are battling wind, waves and each other at the North Sea this weekend. Conditions are tricky, but Paul Verhallen (NED 9) is not complaining: “We really like sailing here in Scheveningen and we’re super happy the Contenders are part of the North Sea Regatta again. I will definitely tell the race director how thankful we are to be here.”
“We had an awesome day on the water, especially this afternoon, the weather is perfect, but Scheveningen is always tricky! It’s physically pretty challenging for me this year. We had a little baby in March and I haven’t really had the time to train for the regatta. On these acrobatic boats you really need to be top fit, which I’m not, so it’s tough, but results are quite okay.” After nine races Paul is in third position behind Dirk Lafleur (NED 2544) and Rene Heynen (NED 2582).