Vintage Yachting Games 2012

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  • First day of sailing

    Posted on July 9th, 2012 Nancy No comments

    Vintage Yachting Games 2012, Lake Como, Italy

    With almost 3 times as many competitors as the 2008 edition the Vintage Yachting Games had their first races today. Eight of the Vintage Yachting Classes (Former Olympic) are present at the wonderful Lake Como from about 20 countries and 4 continents.With temperatures of about 28-30 centigrade and a 8-12 knots Southern wind all classes sailed 2 out of 9 races.

    The link to the past Olympic games is strong here in Italy.
    The photo’s on the facebook page show the athlete shuttle service during the 1960 Olympics and the official Vintage Yachting Games staff car.

    The races on Campo Alpha (5.5 Metre & Dragon) and Bravo (Europe Female, Europe Male and 
O-Jolle) started at 13:00 as planned. On campo Charlie (Flying Dutchman, Tempest and Soling) the wind became stable about 45 minutes later.

    Pictures of the event will follow tomorrow.

    For results see:Results 2012

  • Vintage on Facebook

    Posted on July 6th, 2012 Nancy No comments

    Don’t want to check the site but do want to follow the news on what’s going on on lake Como ? Check out the Vintage page on FACEBOOK!

    Are you sailing the vintage in Como, join our facebook community and share your stories.

  • Venue Vintage 2016

    Posted on July 6th, 2012 Nancy No comments

    The Venue for the Vintage Yachting Games is chosen. From the different bids one was chosen by the board and presidents of the participating classes who are represented in the supervisory board. Curious as to which country will host the Vintage 2016?

    At the end of the 2012 event it will be made public, so just wait untill the 14th of july!

  • Paul Henderson, Vygo Ambassador

    Posted on November 29th, 2011 Nancy No comments

    We are very proud to anounce that Paul Henderson will be the first official VYGO ambassador.Living on Toronto Island around boats and sailing Paul learned the basics of the sport, as well as the values and importance of sport early in life. He became a very active competitor in sailing, winning medals at World, North American and National Championships. He has the record of having competed in all the Canadian Olympic Sailing Trials from 1948 to 1984. Paul has represented Canada at three Olympic Games: 1964 Enochima in the Flying Dutchman, 1968 Acapulco in the Finn and at the 1972 Schilksee as coach. He also qualified for the 1980 Olympics at Tallinn in the Star but Canada joined the Olympic Boycott against the Soviet Union.

    • Paul helped found the Water Rat Sailing Club 1970 and the Outer Harbor Sailing Community, the Mooredale Sailing Club, the Outer Harbor Sailing and Catamaran Club, the St. Jamestown Sailing Club and the Hanlan Boat Club.
    • He was a member of the founding group that set up CORK (Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston)
    • The first time Paul represented Canada at the International Yacht Racing Union, was in 1970 to advise on the sailing venue for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. He stayed active for ISAF for over 30 years.
    • Paul Henderson dedicated five years as a volunteer in his leadership of the Toronto Olympic Bid, to host the 1996 Olympic Games and was also consulted to the 2008 Olympic bid and to the 2010 Vancouver bid.
    • Paul was elected President of the ISAF in 1994; the first non-European to ever hold this position.
    • He was on the IOC Sports and Environmental Commission and Women and Sport Commission. During his presidency sailing went from 18% women athletes in Atlanta 1996 to 35% in Athens 2004.