Based in Medemblik, Holland on the edge of the IJsselmeer, we’re a third generation family firm now more than 55 years old. We have always cared deeply about what we do and what we build.
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The 2018 Sevenstar Contest Cup, sailed over the first weekend in June off Medemblik, Holland, brought together a strong fleet of 31 Contest yachts to celebrate the 15th running of this single class annual event hosted by the constructor of these highly regarded Dutch-built performance bluewater yachts.
With racing split between three classes, the two-day event is styled also to encourage participation of sailors less inclined to race so includes touring and more leisurely activities, plus of course a good mix of shoreside entertainment.
Once a mist had lifted and the breeze filled in on Race Day 1, three good races were fought for in a Force 3-4 northerly, with in each class the same boats taking 1st in all races: Tessa in the dedicated Contest 42CS fleet of six; Irina, a recently refitted Contest 60CS, in the 13-strong 40ft and above fleet; while in the below 40ft fleet of five, it was the turn of Contest 31HT Skylla to take top spot in her class for the day. And with the lightest breezes for Race Day 2 permitting the start of just one abandoned race, that’s exactly how the prize-giving played out for the 160 participants who over the weekend had enjoyed also the evening charms of Medemblik’s renowned Restaurant Meijer’s and characterful Café Brakeboer.
The Sevenstar Contest Cup precedes by two weeks the constructor’s second summer rally and regatta, the Sevenstar Contest Meeting Mallorca (14-16 June) for owners of Contest yachts sailing the Mediterranean.
Next year’s Sevenstar Contest Cup will be held 31 May, 1 - 2 June 2019.
Since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival takes place every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes. As the first show in the boating season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event. The major players in pleasure yachting come here to launch the show season by showcasing their new worldwide models.
Personality, Stability, Heritage … and much more besides await you. Meet the Dutch during the Cannes Yachting Festival. Enjoy the Dutch hospitality and share your thoughts with specialists from every area of the Dutch superyacht industry.
Click here for the Cannes Yachting Festival website.
Cannes Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto.
From Tuesday 11 to Sunday 16 September 2018
Open every day 10 a.m. to 7 p.m..
Late opening until 10 p.m. Friday 14 September.
Closed at 6 p.m. on Sunday.