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First Vintage Yachting Games to be held in the Netherlands

by Rudy den Outer 16 Jan 2008 10:30 GMT 20-27 September 2008

From 20—27 of September 2008 the first Vintage Yachting Games will be held in the Netherlands, off the coast of Medemblik. Therefore, we will celebrate 2008 as our first Vintage Year.

2008 will be a year of major importance for sailing. Not only critical decisions will be made on issues about the America’s cup and the (re) selection Olympic classes. But 2008 will also produce a new generation of Olympic and Paralympic medalists.

For the Europe, O-Jolle, Flying Dutchman, Soling and Dragon classes, 2008 will be the first year that these classes will reconvene in a regatta organized in the light of their Olympic history.

During the Vintage Yachting Games a selected group of top sailors from each country will participate in seven challenging races. The races will emphasize on the game of sailing. Amongst other things, this means that everything will be focused on fair racing conditions for all competitors.

As in the days of the Olympic history of the classes the selection of the competitors must be done by the countries. Only this time by the National Class Organizations.

The Vintage Yachting Games Organization is aiming for about 20+ boats at the starting line in each class.

More information at www.vintageyachtinggames.org