Vintage Yachting Games
|Name||Stichting Vintage Yachting Games Organization|
|Ambassador||Paul Henderson (CAN)|
|Chairman supervisory board||Alberto Barenghi (ITA)|
|Chairman daily board||Rudy den Outer (NED)|
|Secretary||Casper Schaaf (NED)|
|Treasurer||Nancy Schoof (NED)|
|Frequency||Every four years|
|First edition||2008 Medemblik,
|Second edition||2012 Lake Como,
|Next edition||2016 Weymouth and Portland,
|Vintage Yachting Classes|
|VIP race||12' Dinghy|
The idea behind the Vintage is to Organize a four yearly high-end event in the calendars of all the former Olympic classes after their discontinuation of the Olympics.
First the idea was discusses and developed locally by Rudy den Outer and representatives of several Dutch class organizations of former Olympic classes (Martijn van der Driest/Europe, Harold Wijgers/Flying Dutchman, Johan Offermans/Soling, Michiel van Dis/Dragon and Hans Nadorp/5.5 Metre). In the next phase the presidents/chairman of the International Classes became involved (Jan Abrahamsen (DEN)/Europe, Theo Meus (NED)/O-Jolle, Alberto Barenghi (ITA)/Flying Dutchman, Rose Hoeksema (USA)/Soling and Rupert Fisher (GER)/Dragon).
The first edition was held in Medemblik from 20–27 September 2008. During the closing ceremony the next host country, Italy, received the Vintage flag from the mayor of Medemblik: Th. van Eijk.
The Vintage Yachting Games Organization (VYGO), a foundation under Dutch Law, was founded on 11 December 2006 by Rudy den Outer (NED), Nancy Schoof (NED) and Sebastian Hopf (GER). The VYGO has since become the governing body of the Vintage Yachting Games, whose structure and actions are defined by her constitution and charter. The VYGO’s ownership lies with the Vintage Yachting Classes.
- 1 Vintage Yachting Games principles
- 2 Vintage Yachting Games Event Structure
- 3 Vintage Yachting venues
- 4 Vintage Yachting Classes
- 5 Facts and figures
- 6 Ranking the Vintage Gold medalists
- 7 References
Vintage Yachting Games principles
The Vintage Yachting Games are governed by the following set of principles:
- Charter Vintage Yachting Games
- Constitution Vintage Yachting Games
- Standard VYG Notice of Race
- Standard VYG Sailing Instructions
Charter Vintage Yachting Games
The constitution of the Vintage Yachting Games Organization is based upon the Vintage Yachting Games Charter. Decisions made by the board or supervisory board and even race management must be in line with this charter:
- Sailing is a sport to be performed with light sailing vessels (yachts). Sailing is done by sailors. Sailors participate in the sport in order to win races or series. This winning must be reached only by fair sailing, superior speed, strategically and tactical maneuvering, use of knowledge, excellent performance of skill and showing correct behavior
- The Vintage Yachting Games is the result of the organized action, carried out under the authority of the Stichting Vintage Yachting Games Organization (VYGO), of all participating individuals and entities who like the game of Sailing. Its symbol is the yachts logo
- All Individual Competitors, Judges, Coaches, Measurers, Members of the Regatta Committee, Sponsors, Organizers, Supervisory Board Members as well as Board Members regard the Competing Sailor in the Vintage Yachting Games as the most important stakeholder of the Vintage Yachting Games. They must act in order to guard the interest of those Sailors. The way active and competitive sailors want to play the game of Sailing is paramount for the Vintage Yachting Games
- The interest of Vintage Yachting Games sailors in a specific class will be guarded by the relevant International Class Organizations (ICO) participating in the Vintage Yachting Games Organization’s Supervisory Board
- During the Vintage Yachting Games the sailors represent their National Class Organization (NCO) In the absence of a NCO the relevant ICO will act in her place
- Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with the object Vintage Yachting Games and its organization
Constitution of Vintage Yachting Games
Describes under what conditions the Vintage Yachting Games edition will be sailed, organized and managed.
Standard VYG Notice of Race (NOR)
This document is the basis of the final NOR that is determined in cooperation by the Host club and the VYGO. The final NOR must be published at least one year before the start of the first race of a Vintage Yachting Games edition.
Standard VYG Sailing Instructions (SI)
This document is the basis of the final SI that is determined in cooperation by the Host club and the VYGO. The final SI must be published at least one month before the first race of a Vintage Yachting Games edition.
Vintage Yachting Games Event Structure
The structure of an edition of the Vintage Yachting Games is similar to that of an Olympic sailing event. It consists of:
- Opening ceremony with fleet review
- A series of races per Vintage Yachting Class (at least 7 scheduled)
- A closing ceremony that includes the Vintage InterPares (VIP) race and medal presentation. Also the country trophy will be handed to the winning country.
- Passing of the Vintage Yachting Games Flag to the next host country
The fleet review of is a part of the opening ceremony of the Vintage. The element can be compared with the athletes parade into the stadium at the opening of the Olympics.
The races of the Vintage Yachting Games
Each edition of the Vintage Yachting Games will have a series of at least seven scheduled races per Vintage Yachting Class. At least five races must be completed to make a valid series. The top three of each Vintage class are granted the right to fly the Vintage Yachting Games logo in gold, silver or bronze in her mainsail for the next four years.
Vintage InterPares race
As a part of the closing ceremony the winning helmsman of each class will sail one final race in a former Olympic class. The winner will be win the title of Vintage InterPares (VIP) and is granted the right to fly the Vintage Yachting Games logo in her sail for the next four years. The VIP race is the substitute for the medalrace during the Olympic sailing event. In 2008 the 12' Dinghy was used for the VIP race.
The country trophy is handed to the national team of the best performing country during an edition of the Vintage. This trophy is donated by the artist, sailor, International Judge and former International Umpire: Menno Meyer (NED).
Vintage Yachting venues
Theo van Eijk
Rudy den Outer
* Flying Dutchman
* Santa Cecilia Harbour
Rudy den Outer
* Flying Dutchman
* 5.5 Metre
|2016|| United Kingdom
* Flying Dutchman
* 5.5 Metre
Vintage Yachting Classes
To become a Vintage Yachting Class a class must:
- Be a former Olympic class
- Still be sailed in regattas in five or more countries
- Have one single set of class rules
- Be represented in the VYGO's supervisory board.
The Vintage Yachting Classes consist of nine former Olympic Classes. The Vintage Yachting Classes are eligible for competition in the Vintage Yachting Games.
|5.5 Metre||Keelboat||Metre Rule||3||0||+||+||+||•||•|
- • = Event in this year
- - = NOT an event in this year
- VIP = Used for the Vintage Inter Pares race
- = Open event
- = Female event
- = Male event
- = At least one female team member
|Current Vintage Yachting Class designs|
Facts and figures
Based upon the entries documented in the Official Vintage Results.
|Vintage||Winning Country||Points||Per Class|
Medal table 2008 - 2012
The statistics are based upon the boats that are taken into account in the final results. For 2008 this were all entries. For 2012 only the paid entries.
|Netherlands Antilles (AHO)||2||2||4|
|Czech Republic (CZE)||2||2|
|Great Britain (GBR)||9||6|
|South Africa (RSA)||3||3|
|United States (USA)||3||6||9|
|Average class size||11||14.1||12.6|
|Average team size||1.9||2.0||2.0|
|2008||Hungary Szabolcs Majthenyi||Flying Dutchman|
|2012||Ukraine Yevhen Braslavets||Dragon|
Medal leaders (by Vintage)
|Netherlands, 2008 Medemblik||Netherlands (NED)||3||1||1||5|
|Italy, 2012 Lake Como||Ukraine (UKR)||2||0||0||2|
|United Kingdom, 2016 Weymouth and Portland|
|1||Szabolcs Majthenyi||Hungary (HUN)||2008||2||0||0||2||* Flying Dutchman
* Vintage InterPares
|Yevhen Braslavets||Ukraine (UKR)||2012||2||0||0||2||* Dragon
* Vintage InterPares
|2||Rudy den Outer||Netherlands (NED)||2008–2012||1||1||0||2||* Soling|
|Netherlands (NED)||2008–2012||1||1||0||2||* Dragon|
Ranking the Vintage Gold medalists
The ranking is done based upon the 1964 Olympic scoring system. Best seven races count. If less than seven races are sailed 0 points are given to the cancelled (can) races.
|1|| Hungary (HUN)
|2|| Austria (AUT)
|3|| Netherlands (NED)
|4|| Switzerland (SUI)
|5|| Ukraine (UKR)
|6|| Netherlands (NED)
Ton op de Weegh
|7|| Germany (GER)
|8|| France (FRA)
|9|| Netherlands (NED)
|10|| Netherlands (NED)
Rudy den Outer
Ronald den Arend
|11|| Ukraine (UKR)
|12|| Finland (FIN)
|13|| Germany (GER)
|14|| Denmark (DEN)
Information about the former Olympic classes can be verified by the:
- International Olympic Committee: IOC
- International Sailing Federation: ISAF
- Newport Harbor Nautical Museum: Newport Harbor Nautical Museum
- Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam : Scheepvaartmuseum
- 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