The Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta (Scheveningen, Netherlands) is the largest sailing event hosted in The Netherlands each year. With dozens of classes and over 400 boats, there is something for everyone racing out of the port of Scheveningen. The newest innovation for this year’s North Sea Regatta was the ongoing series for the Dutch National Doublehanded Championship. After the two offshore races the previous weekends, the fleet assembled for their most difficult challenges yet, around-the-buoys racing double-handed on a close course. Windy, wavy conditions prevailed for most of the weekend. There was one-design J/111 racing along with offshore handicap racing courses for IRC/ORC rated boats. Today, in The Netherlands, it is the biggest boat that is sailing one-design as a class. Paul Gladdines is proud that they have succeeded, "It is truly a unique class in The Netherlands, and everyone is super excited! In the run-up to the J/111 World Championship in England this summer, the North Sea Regatta has been a major training session for our teams. They were sailing with similar conditions as in Cowes (UK), where the World Championship is being held." The racing was very tight amongst the five boats racing in the J/111 fleet. Wouter Kollmann’s crew on LALLEKONIG had a 1-DNS-1-1-3 record going into the last race. Meanwhile, Egbert Vroom’s RED HERRING was sailing a strong, consistent series, posting a 2-1-3-3-2 record to be leading the series going into the last race. A very windy, wavy, tough last race for everyone. In that final battle, LALLEKONIG got the better of their friends on RED HERRING, winning the final race, dropping their DNS as a result, and winning with 7.5 points net. Vroom’s RED HERRING scored a fourth in the last race that became their drop race thus scoring 12.5 points net to take the silver. Third overall was Paul van Driel’s SWEENY. For more Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta sailing information, visit