Student - March 22, 2012

Classic tall ships race

Hoist the sails! In the week of 2 April, the annual Race of the Classics will take place again.

 This is the biggest student sailing event in Europe, in which teams from a number of Dutch universities race each other on traditionally rigged tall ships.
This year ‘the Race', as it is popularly known, will include a Wageningen team. The team is made up of 22 students who will be sailing the Oban, a 39-metre German lugger.
A total of 500 students take part in the sailing race. The ships sail from the Rotterdam marina towards a Dutch or Belgian harbour. Then, weather permitting, they cross the North Sea to England, returning to finish the race at Ijmuiden.

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