Two totally different classes make their introduction on the combined Dutch Championships in Medemblik. The soling, a keelboat, and the Nacra 15, a catamaran. A great addition to the event, thinks Joost Brouwer from the race comittee.
The Soling already had a long history. Designed in 1965 and choosen as an Olympic class for the Olympic Games of 1972. It was an Olympic class until 2000, now the class is part of the Vintage Yachting Games Organisation.
The Nacra 15 is a racing catamaran for the youth. On the market since 2015 and designed as a smaller version of the Olympic Nacra 17. [Video in Dutch]