Vintage Yachting Games 2012

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  • Race report from the Olympiajol Class

    Posted on July 10th, 2012 Nancy No comments

    In all of the races we have asked sailors to send in their reports about the races.

    Here you find a report from race reporter Ton op de Weegh, Ojol NED653

    The first racing day on lake Como was a very special reunion with the beautiful lake, a nice 10 knots of wind with the sun blazing.
    Two races in the Ojol

    where sailed, the first race with a Dutch winner Thies Bosch. Thies knew first to tack to the right to the mountain walls, take the lead and not give it away anymore.
    Martin Baas, in only his second race of the year, grabbed an unexpected second place.
    In this race Dutch sailor Hans van Beek also sailed convincing, he came in third. Ger 519 Andre Kliver, sailed in a borrowed boat and ended up in fourth place closely followed by this reporter Ton op de Weegh.
    In the second race Martin Baas in NED 612 was doing well, cleverly did what Thies Bosch did in the first race; tacked to the right near to the mountain wall and won. So to all of your sailors in the O-jolle class if the conditions are similar, you know what to do! Martin was followed closely by Hans van Beek in the NED 540 who came in second place and Max Blom in NED 631 finished 3rd. Between him and your reporter who came in fifth again was Herman van Eijk in the NED 562.
    All in all, perfect conditions for sailors and those who accompanied them.

    My compliments go out to the organizing committees of Bellano and Dervio for having 8 former Olympic classes out on the water.

  • 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!