Champion of the Champions . . .
The crowd cheered when these words were spoken during the prize giving of the North Sea Regatta 2012 in The Netherlands. Not only did the team win overall in their class, but based on the most wins in the largest class also the overall North Sea Regatta Trophy was a well deserved win for Team Lenco.
“It was no easy win and we had to work hard to beat the strong competition. With the aggressive starts it is clear no competitor would make it easy for us. Sometimes we’re even brought into a difficult situation and if you see how smooth the team handles these, it shows we’re not a one day fly.” according to skipper Erik Van Vuuren. The mutual goal of both Erik Van Vuuren and Nico Brabers is to put Team Lenco back into the spotlights in their campaign to the ORCi Worlds in Helsinki, Finland in August this year.
2000 sailors competed for four days on the coast of Scheveningen at one of the largest regatta’s of Northern Europe, the North Sea Regatta. When sailing you’re always on the lookout of a better combination of settings in search of improvements of performance. To try new settings during the races, is a brave thing and Team Lenco wasn’t afraid to do so. It is crucial to combine extensive knowledge with timing of each individual action, and glue them together into a real team effort where the weakest link truly counts.