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ABOUT

Delft Challenge Sailing Team planing downwind with the gennaker on the J/70
hISTORY

In 2003, an enthusiastic group of students from the TU Delft started their dream project: an offshore student sailing-race team. Ever since, It has been a fast learning program where the members are responsible for all the aspects of the campaign. This includes boat work, logistics, finance and more.

Delft Challenge started out in the Farr 30, a small keelboat. It took part in the Tour Voile for most of its existence. In 2018 the switch was made to a Diam 24, a high performance trimaran for three sailors. After two successful campaigns competing in this Tour Voile format, Delft Challenge set new goals.

oUR AMBITION

To sail in an internationally more competitive fleet, we set up a campaign racing the highly competitive J/70 class. In one-design racing the boats and equipment are equal, therefore the racing is extremely close. The J70 is the biggest onedesign class in the world where both professionals and amateur sailors compete against each other. In this circuit we represent the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club.

Our results in the ‘22/’23 campaign:

  • Qualification for the world cup and Sailing Champions League

  • Youth Eurepean champions

  • Second place at the Open Dutch Sailing Championship and the Dutch J/70 Class Event

  • Third place at the Dutch Sailing League

 

Our campaign goals for the ‘23/’24 campaign:

  • Win the National Title

  • Qualify for the Sailing Champions League Final

  • Reach corinthian top 5 at the European Championship

  • Reach corinthian top 10 at the World Championship

  • Obtain a podium finish at the Dutch Sailing League

2023 Delft Challenge team. (left to right: Edoardo Marelli, Ivo Polderman, Mees De Graaf, Joshua Amato
Upcoming races and results

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Stellendam Regatta

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An important race to qualify for the European and World Championships for next year.
20/04/24

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J/70 European Championship

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The European Championship are held in Italy and is promising to be a sunny and exciting regatta!
18/05/24

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J/70 Corinthian World Championship

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At this venue in Kopenhagen all the Amateurs around the world battle for 7 days.
01/06/24

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Sailing Champions League Qualifiers Warnemunde

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4 days of league racing battling for a spot in the finals.
06/07/24

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J/70 World Championship

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In this regatta all the teams, including profesional teams, will come together and battle for the tilte World Champion.
14/09/24

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Medemblik Regatta

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An important race to qualify for the European and World Championships for next year.
21/09/24

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Saling Champions League Final

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The best teams from all SCL qualifier regatta's compete over this four day event for the prestigious title of best league sailing club of the world.
26/09/24

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J/70 National Championship

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The exciting season will again end with the Nationals. Here we will try to win our title back!
16/11/24

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