Team Dutch Sail wins the last GP of the season and puts Cagliari in their crosshairs
A very important thing we are working on right now is our communication. On board everything happens very fast. We do not have a lot of time for long conversations during the regattas so it is really important to choose the right term for what you need to say.
On the boat we speak kind of a mixed language between Dutch and English. A lot of the calls are in English but the conversations among ourselves are in Dutch. We do not really have a proper Dutch name for all the calls so it is more simple to say it in English.
Now we are ready to race in Cagliari for the YFGC ACT 3 and finals. The winner will participate in the 69F pro event in Sferracavallo, Sicily with true legends of sailing. This is a great opportunity for all the young sailors like us; sailing against such idols it has always been a dream for everybody and we are working hard to make this happen. We can’t miss this opportunity!
Dutch Sail – Janssen De Jong
Today Dutch Sail was better than us and they deserved to win this GP. The advantage of the Dutch is their team chemistry, actually we have been training all together just for three days while, on the other hand, they own a boat so they can train on it everyday whenever they want. Anyway, we finished in second place so we are happy with the result.
Pietro De Luca
I think this is a really nice format. The whole 69F Team is very well organized, the environment is great and it feels like you are part of a big big family. I enjoyed the briefings and the communication in general, especially how the organization shares information. I have never seen a format like this before.
68,5 Dutch Sail – Janssen de Jong
60,5 Section 16
33,0 Fly Marga
19,5 Space Cobras
Quadrilateral with upwind start
North Wind 9 – 17 kt
Avant Garde, Gottifredi Maffioli, Harken, OneSails, Montura, Vela Mania, Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Sailmon,
Acquaviva WT, ABC Boats
69F is an integrated One Design Boat, Race and Lifestyle format.
The 69F project is realized by sailors, athletes, managers and men of communication who believe in the future of sailing hydrofoil and its affirmation in the world of professional regattas as well as in the world of lifestyle and amateur sport.The 69F team is currently working on developing an innovative and sustainable one design foiling monohull racing boats’ circuit and a sailing academy suitable for sailors at all levels, with the aim of providing the ultimate foiling experience.