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Entries from over 20 countries in the Vintage Yachting Games

by Rudy den Outer 28 Jun 2008 08:08 BST 20-27 September 2008

For the Vintage Yachting Games, the Olympics for the former Olympic classes, already 116 competitors from three continents and 23 countries have entered. The event offers the sailors in Europe, O-Jolle, Flying Dutchman, Soling and Dragon a high-end alternative for the Olympics. Like in the Olympics, only the best teams from each class are selected to represent their National colors.

Among the competitors are:

Svenja PULS, World Champion 2007 Europe Female (GER)
Arne BERG, German Champion 2007 Europe (GER)
Stefan DE VRIES, Year prize 2007 O-Jolle (NED)
Szabolcs MAJTHENYI, Many times World and European Champion FD (HUN)
Boštjan ANTONCIC, European Champion 2007 Soling (SLO)
Steven BAKKER, World Champion 1981 Soling (NED)
George WOSSALA, European Champion 2008 Soling (HUN)
Roman KOCH, World & European Champion 2005 Soling (GER)
Fred IMHOFF, Many times European Champion Dragon & Gold Cup Winner (NED)
Claus HOJ JENSEN, World & European Champion Dragon (DEN)
Luc PILLOT, Olympic Gold Medalist (FRA)

The Vintage Yachting Games will be held from 20-27 SEP-2008 in Medemblik. Participation will be in the Europe female, Europe male, O-Jolle, Flying Dutchman, Soling and Dragon class. The Vintage Yachting Games is the result of the former Olympic classes wanting to celebrate their combined Olympic history in a high performance regatta. Each county can be represented by their best sailors in each class. The Vintage Yachting Games will be held every four years.