Rudy den Outer

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Rudy den Outer
Fred Imhoff in the Dragon NED 247.jpg
The team of
Fred Imhoff, Richard van Rij & Rudy den Outer sailing the Dragon:
"Danish Joker" (NED 247).
Personal information
Full name Rudy den Outer
Nationality Dutch
Born (1954-07-22) July 22, 1954 (age 60)
Height 1.86 m (6.1 ft)
Sport Sailing
Class(es) Flying Dutchman
Club Kralingsche Zeil Club
Updated on 2014-09-27.
Rudy den Outer, Leo Determan and Ronald den Arend winning the 2008 Vintage Yachting Games in Medemblik.

Rudy den Outer (July 22, 1954, Rotterdam[1]) is a sailor from the Netherlands, who represented his country at the 2008 Vintage in Medemblik, as helmsman in the Dutch Soling Sophie’s Choice. Den Outer with crew members Leo Determan and Ronald den Arend took the Gold. In the 2012 Vintage, this time with crew members Gavin Lidlow and Ramzi Souli the team took the Silver medal in Bellano, Italy.

Sailing career[edit]

Rudy den Outer, after sailing some Dutch National classes, started his International sailing in 1970 crewing for Leo Determan in the Flying Dutchman. In 1975 Den Outer crewed for Ben Staartjes in the Tempest and was member of the “Yellow Joker” sailing team of Fred Imhoff. After the 1980 Olympics he joined the Soling team of Geert Bakker and Dick Coster as bowman. Den Outer took the helm of the Soling after Geert Bakker went ill. During 1999 and 2001 Den Outer crewed for Heike Blok In the Dragon. He joined the successful Dragon team of Fred Imhoff and Richard van Rij in the years 2002 & 2003. Since 2005 Den Outer is sailing Soling and Dragon on regular basis in National and International competitions as member of the Kralingsche Zeil Club in Rotterdam.

Regatta organization[edit]

Rudy den Outer organized the World championship Soling 1990 (Fleetrace) in Medemblik with the Royal Yachtclub Hollandia, the European (1993) - and the World Championship (1998) Soling (both matchrace) at Rotterdam, Kralingen this in cooperation with the Rotterdamsche Zeilvereeniging. Den Outer took in 2006 the initiative[2][3] for the Vintage Yachting Games. This event for the former Olympic classes is held every four years. Currently Den Outer is chairman[2] of the daily board of the Vintage Yachting Games Organization.

Personal life[edit]

Den Outer studied Science and Mathematics in Delft. He is married (2012) with Sophie van den Berge, Psychiatrist, and works as program and project manager within the IT industry.[1]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Rudy den Outer CV". Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Vintage Yachting Games Organization". Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Rudy den Outer". Retrieved 2014-01-30.