Crowds thronged to the Friesian waters last weekend, where 150 teams competed for the first place in the 'Brio sailing marathon'. The women's team from Wageningen bagged the second prize in their league.
Different types of boats took part, and there was also a separate category for boats with a female crew. The female students of Aqua sailing club finished in second place, out of fifteen teams in their league. 'We had a super start by being the first to take off from the starting line,' relates skipper Leonoor. But the women fought a hard battle trying to maintain their position. 'It was certainly not an easy contest; we really had to give it our all. There was almost no time to eat or drink.' Luckily, it was not difficult to keep the spirits running high, adds the Food Innovation Management student proudly. 'People along the banks shouted out that we were almost heading the women's teams and that motivated us enormously.'
The women's team was number 32 in their league in their boat category. In addition, the other Wageningen team came in 59 th and the reunited old members' team was eleventh.