The Netherland's Marit Bouwmeester will sail in her home regatta in the 71 boat strong Laser Radial fleet. Bouwmeester, who is #1 in the ISAF Laser Radial Rankings, is third in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings and will be looking to rekindle her form of last year which saw her pick up the gold medal in Medemblik and the overall Laser Radial World Cup crown.
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World #1 Men's 470 duo Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) will be looking to clinch their first medal in Europe in this year's ISAF Sailing World Cup. The pair won Sail Melbourne and picked up silver at the Rolex Miami OCR. But they finished seventh in Palma and came sixth in Hyères to sit second in the Men's 470 Standings on 54 points
Also sailing in the 74 boat Men's 470 fleet is World #2 Croatian pair of Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic and Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis (GRE) who currently sit in sixth place in the Men's 470 Standings.
In the Women's 470 just 31 boats are set to sail and of the top ten in the Women's 470 ISAF Sailing World Cup Standings only Tara Pachecoand Berta Betanzos (ESP) who are joint sixth place Henriette Koch and Lene Sommer (DEN) on 35 points and Ai Kondo and Wakako Tabata (JPN), eighth on 32 points, will sail in Medemblik. 2010 470 World Champions and silver medallists at Delta Lloyd, Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout (NED) will be looking for their first regatta medal of the season on home waters.
The Women's Match Racing competition has seen three different winners for the three regattas it has featured so far. Claire Leroy (FRA) won gold at the Rolex Miami OCR, Sally Barkow (USA) finished top in Palma and Lucy Macgregor (GBR) was victorious in Hyères. None of the previous winners will feature in Medemblik meaning there will be a fourth separate winner in Medemblik.
The Women's Match Racing field will include Anna Tunnicliffe (USA), Silja Lehtinen (FIN), Ekaterina Skudina (RUS), Stephanie Hazard (NZL) and Nicky Souter (AUS).
Thierry Schmitter (NED), megan Pascoe (GBR) and Helena Lucas (GBR) occupy the top three places in the 2.4mR. They will sail in Medemblik.
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