Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet

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Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet
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Short name KSSS
Founded 15 May 1830; 184 years ago (1830-05-15)
Location Hotellvägen 9, Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm
Website http://www.ksss.se//

Royal Swedish Yacht Club, KSSS (Swedish: Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet, literally Royal Swedish Sailing Society), is the largest and oldest yacht club in Sweden and one of the five oldest in the world, formed May 15, 1830. KSSS is also the oldest yacht club in Europe outside the British Isles.

Activities include racing, training, education, squadron sailing, match racing and club activities. KSSS also operates the port and has its own ports in Saltsjöbaden and Sandhamn.

The first regatta as KSSS organized took place September 12, 1833 and the first regatta with prizes 1854th Each year KSSS offshore regatta Gotland Runt, who sailed around the island of Gotland and handicap Sandhamn Regatta at Sandön in the Stockholm archipelago.

They are the Challenger of Record for the 2013 America's Cup, where they will be represented by Artemis Racing.[1]

The KSSS building in Saltsjöbaden.

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  1. ^ Swedish yacht club becomes Challenger of Record New Zealand Herald, 18 May 2011

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