Please select your home edition
Edition
Allen IQP 2017 728x90 3

Vintage Yachting Games 2018 Copenhagen - Preview

by Vincent Delany 15 Sep 09:04 PDT 16-22 September 2018
The BRA-1 aka International 12 (on right in picture) spawned a whole host of similar small dinghies around our coasts, most of which are now but a memory © David Henshall

The fourth edition of the Vintage Yachting Games takes place in Copenhagen from 16-22 September 2018. The Vintage Yachting Games provide an opportunity for a high-level international regatta for the classes which were once Olympic Games equipment or Paralympic Games equipment and are no longer used in those games.

The Vintage Yachting Games were founded by Rudy den Outer, Nancy Schoof and Sebastian Hopf. The previous Vintage Yachting Regattas were 2008 Medemblik (NED), 2012 Lake Como (ITA), 2016 Weymouth (GBR). The classes eligible to sail include the Europe Dinghy, 12 Foot Dinghy (wood), 2.4meter, O-Jolle, 12m2 sharpie, Flying Dutchman, Yngling, Star, Soling, Dragon, 5.5 meter and 6 meter.

Of these classes the highest number of entries in 2018 came from the 12 foot class with twenty entries from seven countries. This class was raced in Ostend and Amsterdam in the 1920 Olympic Games and in Amsterdam in 1928. It was selected as it was the only dinghy class with international status.

The 2018 regatta is hosted jointly by the Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub (Royal Danish Yacht Club) and the Hellerup Sejlklub (Hellerup Sailing Club).

There is already one UK entry, 12 foot dinghy No.60 entered by Doug Branson, and two Irish entries, No. 8 Cora sailed by Mark Delany from Lough Ree Yacht Club, and No. 11 Pixie sailed by George and Andrew Miller from the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Miller was the recent winner of the Irish Championships sailed in early September in Dun Laoghaire, with Delany as runner up.

vintageyachtinggames.org

Related Articles

Countdown on to the 2018 RC44 World Championship
The highly anticipated 2018 RC44 World Championship runs next week in Cascais Hosted by the prestigious Club Naval de Cascais, the RC44 World Championship this year will be the penultimate event of the five-stop European tour for the Russell Coutts-conceived high performance owner-driver one designs. Posted today at 5:45 pm
8th Azimut Challenge preview
Final test before the Route du Rhum Out of the 22 sailors registered for the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe in the IMOCA category, no fewer than fifteen will take part in the Azimut Challenge. Posted today at 5:15 pm
11th Hour Racing publishes Sustainability Report
Detailing the efforts throughout the one-year campaign The 33-page report dives deeply into their strategy and plan, giving insights into how they tracked and offset their carbon footprint while offering practical ideas and tools to inspire other sailors, teams, and event organizers. Posted today at 4:56 pm
New legendary First range by Beneteau
The First range began as soon as the Beneteau shipyard was opened in 1884 The saga of Beneteau's performance cruiser series - the First range - began as soon as the Beneteau shipyard was opened in 1884. Posted today at 1:36 pm
America's Cup champion flies offshore - Video
"Extreme. Frightening. Fast." "It's amazing what you get used to," Spithill commented. Jimmy Spithill, twice winner of the America's Cup takes time out from America's Cup challenger Luna Rossa to have a stint of offshore sailing aboard the 30metre foiling trimaran MACIF - arguably the fastest sailing vessel on the planet. "It's amazing Posted today at 12:59 pm
Marine Resources job updates
The latest jobs in the marine industry Marine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. Posted today at 12:11 pm
Sails, Support and the 52 Super Series
An interview with Morgan Trubovich, Sail Coordinator on Phoenix Morgan Trubovich is upwind trimmer and sail coordinator for Phoenix, a TP52 sailing in the 2018 52 Super Series. Posted today at 11:00 am
Record Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet in prospect
131 yachts currently entered with one month to go If the 131 yachts currently entered in the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race all cross the start line on 20 October, the race will have surpassed its previous record fleet – 122, set in 2014. Posted today at 7:39 am
Finn Pacific Coast Championship at San Diego
The first of the Finn Trifecta regattas San Diego Yacht Club hosted the first of the Finn Trifecta regattas – the Finn Pacific Coast Championships (PCC) this past weekend, September 15-16, 2018. Posted today at 5:36 am
Stage set for 2018 M32 Worlds in Chicago
The culminating event of the global M32 Series Twelve amateur and professional teams have descended on Chicago, Illinois this week for the 2018 M32 World Championship – the culminating event of the global M32 Series – representing one of the most competitive fleets of the popular one-design class. Posted today at 5:35 am
RS Sailing BOTTOMMelges 14 2018 Footer1DSailing Footer