The Worlds largest catamaran race took place on the island North of the mainland of the Netherlands this past Sunday. The 35th edition of the Round Texel had 288 entries and a beautiful 18- 27 knots dropping to 16 by the end of the race. Magic Marine presented its new collection of trapezes, wetsuits and drysuits during this cold and windy event.
Competitors from various countries travel to Holland for this infamous race. It is known to be one of the greatest long distance races together with an excellent atmosphere and good competition.
The top 3 finishers all were wearing Magic Marine Team jackets from the different catamaran brands and team sponsors. The top three consisted of Oscar Zeekant and Karel Begemann, Renee Groeneveld and Mischa Heemskerk and Bastiaan Tentij. Heemskerk also won the Texel Dutch Open which included fleet races for 3 days.
This event proved to be a fight between the top F18 and top Olympic N17 competitors. While the rumours say that the N17 is faster, an F18 won both events on the island.
Photos by Jasper Van Staveren and Laurens Morel
More info: www.roundtexel.com