Vintage Yachting Games

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Vintage Yachting Games
3D VYGOlogo.png
Foundation
Name Stichting Vintage Yachting Games Organization
Seat MEDEMBLIK
The Netherlands
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)
Editions
Frequency Every four years
First edition 2008 Medemblik,
The Netherlands
Second edition 2012 Lake Como,
Italy
Next edition 2016 Weymouth and Portland,
Great Britain
Vintage Yachting Classes
Dinghies Europe Venus symbol.svg and Mars symbol.svg
12' Dinghy
O-Jolle
Flying Dutchman
Keelboats Yngling
Tempest
Soling
Dragon
5.5 Metre
VIP race 12' Dinghy

The Vintage Yachting Games (Vintage) are the International Post-Olympic Yachting/Sailing event for former Olympic classes. The Vintage is held every four years.

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.

Vintage Yachting Games principles[edit]

The Vintage Yachting Games are governed by the following set of principles:

  • Charter Vintage Yachting Games
  • Constitution Vintage Yachting Games
  • VYGrules
  • Standard VYG Notice of Race
  • Standard VYG Sailing Instructions

Charter Vintage Yachting Games[edit]

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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[edit]

The constitution governs the way of management of the VYGO. This is the deed under Dutch law of the VYGO foundation. [1]

VYG rules[edit]

Describes under what conditions the Vintage Yachting Games edition will be sailed, organized and managed.

Standard VYG Notice of Race (NOR)[edit]

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)[edit]

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[edit]

Fleet review as part of the
2008 Vintage Yachting Games Opening Ceremony

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
  • Celebration

Fleet review[edit]

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[edit]

Perpetual trophy of the Vintage Yachting Games (one trophy per event)

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[edit]

Vintage InterPares Trophy, Donated by Marine Yachting  Italy

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.

Country Trophy[edit]

Country Trophy, created and donated by Menno Meyer  Netherlands

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[edit]

Vintage Host From Opening Closing Region Classes
2008  Netherlands
North-Holland
Medemblik
20-SEP 21-SEP
By
Theo van Eijk
27-SEP
By
Rudy den Outer
North-Holland * Europe
* O-Jolle
* Flying Dutchman
* Soling
* Dragon
2012  Italy
Lombardia
Lake Como
* Bellano
* Dervio
* Santa Cecilia Harbour
7-JUL 8-JUL
By
Alberto Barenghi
14-JUL
By
Rudy den Outer
Lombardia * Europe
* O-Jolle
* Flying Dutchman
* Tempest
* Soling
* Dragon
* 5.5 Metre
2016  United Kingdom
Dorset
Weymouth
and
Portland
17-JUN-2016 18-JUN-2016 25-JUN-2016 Dorset * Europe
* O-Jolle
* Flying Dutchman
* Yngling
* Tempest
* Soling
* Dragon
* 5.5 Metre

Vintage Yachting Classes[edit]

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.

Class Type Design Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jibb/Genoa Spinnaker Gender 2008 2012 2016
Europe Dinghy One-Design 1 0 + - - Venus symbol.svg
Mars symbol.svg
12' Dinghy Dinghy One-Design 1 0 + - - Cercle noir 100%.svg VIP VIP  ?
O-Jolle Dinghy One-Design 1 0 + - - Cercle noir 100%.svg
Flying Dutchman Dinghy One-Design 2 1 + + + Cercle noir 100%.svg
Yngling Keelboat One-Design 3 0 + + + Cercle noir 100%.svg Venus symbol.svg Cercle noir 100%.svg -
Tempest Keelboat One-Design 2 1 + + + Cercle noir 100%.svg
Soling Keelboat One-Design 3 0 + + + Cercle noir 100%.svg
Dragon Keelboat One-Design 285 kg
max. 4
0 + + + Cercle noir 100%.svg
5.5 Metre Keelboat Metre Rule 3 0 + + + Cercle noir 100%.svg
Events 7 9 9
  • • = Event in this year
  • - = NOT an event in this year
  • VIP = Used for the Vintage Inter Pares race
  • Cercle noir 100%.svg = Open event
  • Venus symbol.svg = Female event
  • Venus symbol.svg = Male event
  • Cercle noir 100%.svg Venus symbol.svg Cercle noir 100%.svg = At least one female team member
Current Vintage Yachting Class designs
 

Facts and figures[edit]

Based upon the entries documented in the Official Vintage Results.

Country trophy[edit]

Vintage Winning Country Points Per Class
2008  Netherlands 3869 645
2012  Germany 5313 664
2016

Medal table 2008 - 2012[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Netherlands 4 4 2 10
2  Germany 2 4 4 10
3  Ukraine 2 0 0 2
4  Denmark 1 1 2 4
5  Austria 1 1 1 3
6  France 1 0 1 2
7  Finland 1 0 0 1
 Hungary 1 0 0 1
  Switzerland 1 0 0 1
10  Spain 0 1 2 3
11  United Kingdom 0 1 0 1
 Italy 0 1 0 1
3D VYGOlogo.png Wildcards 0 1 0 1
14  Australia 0 0 1 1
 Russia 0 0 1 1
Total 14 14 14 42

Statistics[edit]

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.

2008 2012 2016 Total
 Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 2 2 4
 Austria (AUT) 4 20 24
 Australia (AUS) 3 3
 Belgium (BEL) 3 3
 Brazil (BRA) 3 3
 Czech Republic (CZE) 2 2
 Denmark (DEN) 3 10 13
 Spain (ESP) 8 4 12
 Finland (FIN) 3 3
 France (FRA) 8 25 33
 Great Britain (GBR) 9 6
 Germany (GER) 18 33 53
 Hungary (HUN) 6 8 14
 Italy (ITA) 6 39 45
 Netherlands (NED) 23 28 49
 Poland (POL) 3 8 11
 Portugal (POR) 3 3
 Romania (ROU) 2 2
 South Africa (RSA) 3 3
 Russia (RUS) 10 10
 Slovenia (SLO) 3 2 5
 Switzerland (SUI) 2 18 20
 Ukraine (UKR) 6 6
 United States (USA) 3 6 9
3D VYGOlogo.png Wildcards 14 10
Sailors 128 225 353
Countries 20 17 24
New countries 20 4 NA
Continents 4 4 5
New continents 4 1 NA
Classes 6 8 8
New classes 6 2 NA
Boats 66 113 179
Average class size 11 14.1 12.6
Average team size 1.9 2.0 2.0
2008 2012 2016 Total

Vintage InterPares[edit]

Vintage Vintage InterPares Class
2008  Hungary Szabolcs Majthenyi Flying Dutchman
2012  Ukraine Yevhen Braslavets Dragon
2016

Medal leaders (by Vintage)[edit]

Vintage of Leader Gold Silver Bronze Total
 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

Multiple medalists[edit]

Position Sailor Country Period Gold Silver Bronze Total Classes
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
Reinier Wissenraet
Marc Reijnhoudt
 Netherlands (NED) 2008–2012 1 1 0 2 * Dragon

Ranking the Vintage Gold medalists[edit]

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.

Pos Team Class Year Entries Place Points Total
1  Hungary (HUN)
Szabolcs Majthenyi
Andras Domokos
Flying Dutchman 2008 14 1 1 1 1 1 1 can 1247 1247 1247 1247 1247 1247 0 7482
2  Austria (AUT)
Christoph Aichholzer
Philipp Zingerle
Flying Dutchman 2012 15 3 1 1 2 4 1 can 800 1277 1277 976 675 1277 0 6282
3  Netherlands (NED)
Reinier Wissenraet
Gijs Evers
Marc Reijnhoudt
Dragon 2008 12 1 2 3 3 1 1 can 1180 879 703 703 1180 1180 0 5825
4  Switzerland (SUI)
Cornelia Christen
Ruedi Christen
Tempest 2012 15 2 1 6 6 1 1 can 976 1277 499 499 1277 1277 0 5805
5  Ukraine (UKR)
Igor Yushko
Sergiy Pichugin
Dmitriy Yarmolenka
Soling 2012 13 3 2 3 2 1 1 can 738 914 738 914 1215 1215 0 5734
6  Netherlands (NED)
Ton op de Weegh
O-Jolle 2012 20 5 5 1 1 1 can can 703 703 1402 1402 1402 0 0 5612
7  Germany (GER)
Svenja Puls
Europe (Female) 2008 10 1 1 1 2 1 5 can 1101 1101 1101 800 1101 402 0 5606
8  France (FRA)
Thomas Ribeaud
Europe (Male) 2008 9 1 1 2 2 1 2 can 1055 1055 754 754 1055 754 0 5427
9  Netherlands (NED)
Max Blom
O-Jolle 2008 9 3 1 1 2 1 3 can 578 1055 1055 754 1055 578 0 5075
10  Netherlands (NED)
Rudy den Outer
Leo Determan
Ronald den Arend
Soling 2008 12 2 OCS 1 2 1 2 can 879 0 1180 879 1180 879 0 4997
11  Ukraine (UKR)
Yevhen Braslavets
Georgii Leonchuk
Sergey Timokhov
Dragon 2012 13 2 1 4 1 5 can can 976 1215 613 1215 516 0 0 4535
12  Finland (FIN)
Anders Nordman
Robert Segercrantz
Johan Hjelt
5.5 Metre 2012 15 1 5 1 1 OCS can can 1277 578 1277 1277 0 0 0 4409
13  Germany (GER)
Janika Puls
Europe (Female) 2012 11 2 2 1 3 2 can can 841 841 1142 665 841 0 0 4330
14  Denmark (DEN)
Frederik Rask
Europe (Male) 2012 11 2 3 9 2 1 can can 841 665 188 841 1142 0 0 3677

References[edit]

Information about the former Olympic classes can be verified by the:

and

  • 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