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Sounding of the gong kicks off 80th edition of Sneekweek


Jaitie Dijkstra, Vice-President of the Royal Water Sports Association of Sneek (KWS), sounds the gong and kicks off the 80th edition of the Sneekweek, the biggest sailing event on inland waterways in Europe.

From 1-6 August, over 1800 participants compete in 35 different sailing classes for a spot on the highest podium. The organization of the event is in the hands of the Royal Water Sports Association of Sneek. The sailing competitions take place daily at the Sneekermeer, where more than 100 volunteers from KWS will ensure that the sailing events run smoothly. The KWS is financially supported by a number of large nationally operating organizations. Main sponsor is Lipton Ice Tea, a brand of the Euronext listed company Unilever (ticker symbol: UNIA), with sub sponsors Brunel, Heineken, Rabobank, Gaastra Pro Gear, Snakeware, Sony and Veenema Oliehandel.

For more information: www.sneekweek.nl

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