From 8-11 August the Belgian Open Championship was sailed in Ostend in a variety of wind and weather conditions.
The local fleet welcomed friends from Medway, Burnham-On-Crouch, Muiden, Aalsmeer, Alkmaar, and 21 entrants enjoyed great, close racing.
After 7 races the Championship was won, for the 2nd time, by NED422-Elephant, team Bakker, followed by 3 Belgian teams: BEL80-Flat Out, Team Ben Van Cauwenbergh (Belgian champion 2017), BEL79-Princess Sofie, Team Alex Helsen (Belgian champion 2018) and BEL88-White Pearl, Team Guy Celis. In 5th place was GBR788-Quicksilver VI sailed by Rob Campbell and Tim Tavinor – also former Belgian champions.
The social part of the event (pontoon drinks, BBQ and buffet gala dinner were enjoyed and much appreciated by all the participants.
Full entry list and results may be found at: