During the Semaine Olympique Hyeres, new Magic Marine Teamriders Claire Blom and Annemiek Bekkering won a Bronze medal representing The Netherlands. These two girls formed a new team to compete in the 49er FX class.
Bekkering has a skiff background with various titles in the 29er class and experience in various boats. Blom had a successful Laser Radial campaign which led alongside Dutch Marit Bouwmeester through to the Olympic Games. Bouwmeester won a Silver medal and gives much tribute to her dedicated training partner and best friend Claire Blom.
The girls are hot out of the box and are a strong contender in the new Olympic class. Next week begins the Delta Lloyd regatta in Medemblik where the girls look forward to sailing on home water.
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