2016 Vintage Yachting Games

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2016 Vintage Yachting Games
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Edition 3rd
Venue Weymouth Bay,  United Kingdom
Dates 17–25 June 2016
Host Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Key people
Dinghies Europe Venus symbol.svg, Europe Mars symbol.svg,
O-Jolle, Flying Dutchman
Keelboats Tempest, Soling, Dragon, 5.5 Metre
VIP race 12' Dinghy
Candidate classes Star, Tornado and former Olympic Metre classes
← 2012
2020 →

The 2016 Vintage Yachting Games would be the 3rd post-Olympic multi-class sailing event for discontinued Olympic classes. The event is due to be held on 17–25 June 2016 at Weymouth Bay in Dorset, Great Britain. This would be the first Vintage not held on the 'The Continent'. The organization of this event will be in the hands of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The Vintage Yachting Games Organization (VYGO) will govern the organization.


The bidding process was officially launched on 14 December 2010.[1] The bidding process intended to run till 31 December 2011. This period was extended on request of several candidates.

Before the bidding process started there was an interest for hosting the event from:

During the bidding process this group extended with:

By the end of the process two candidates host clubs were left:

  •  Romania Black sea (Finally there was no formal bid by Romania.)
  •  United Kingdom Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
  •  France Douarnenez (Douarnenez decided on the day of the closing of the bidding process not to proceed for the 2016 Vintage Yachting Games but for the 2020 event. and withdraw from the bidding process.)

The Vintage Yachting Games supervisory board finally voted unanimous to accept the bid of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and not for reopening or extending the bidding process. The venue of the 2016 Vintage Yachting Games was formally announced during the closing ceremony of the 2012 edition.

Venue and infrastructure[edit]

In 2012, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) was chosen as the venue for the 2016 Vintage. WPNSA was chosen to host these events due to its existing World class facilities. Since the 2012 Olympics the existing facilities were extended with a new 220 m slipway accessible at all states of tide and wind, an additional 70 marina berths and an extended dinghy park with capacity for 600 boats and a jetty with two fixed cranes for the keelboat launching in sheltered water. In addition, the Academy provides direct access to Portland Harbor and Weymouth Bay which have been credited as some of the best sailing waters in the World. The exact dates of the 2016 Vintage events will announced later in 2012. Courses can be laid in Portland Harbor and out in Weymouth Bay.


Preparations of the 2016 Vintage Yachting Games will start as soon as practical after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing activities.

Vintage Yachting Classes[edit]

Current Vintage Yachting Classes
Potential New Vintage Yachting Classes

Estimated participation[edit]

The Vintage Flag was transferred from Carlo Bossi and Pietro Adamoli (Multilario), via Rudy den Outer (Vintage Yachting Games Organization) to John Best representing the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, the 2016 host.)

Based upon the fact that the Vintage Yachting Games Organization aims for about 20 boats at the starting line the first estimated number of participants boats will be 240 and 480 sailors.


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  1. ^ "Bid Process Vintage Yachting Games started". Vintage Yachting Games Organization. December 14, 2010. 

Information about the Vintage Yachting Classes (former Olympic classes) can be verified by the:


  • Vintage Yachting Games,Olympic Classes. Bergambacht: 2008 Vintage Organizing Committee. 2008. ISBN 978-90-78440-23-9. 

Information about the organization, conditions, sailors and results can be verified by the:

  • Vintage Yachting Games Organization: Vintage Yachting Games
  • International Europe Class Union: Europe
  • International Twelve Foot Dinghy Class Association: 12' Dinghy
  • Olympiajolle Class Union: O-Jolle
  • International Flying Dutchman Class Organization: Flying Dutchman
  • International Yngling Association: Yngling
  • International Tempest Association: Tempest
  • International Soling Association: Soling
  • International Dragon Association: Dragon
  • International 5.5 Class Association: 5.5 Metre