2018 Vintage Yachting Games
|Dates||16 – 22 September 2018|
|Host||Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub|
|Opened by||Rasmus Knude (18 September 2018)|
|Dinghies||12' Dinghy (International 12' Rule) & O-Jolle|
|VIP race||12' Dinghy (International 12' Rule)|
The 2018 Vintage Yachting Games was be the third post-Olympic multi-class sailing event for discontinued Olympic and Paralympic Classes. The event was be held from 16–22 September 2018 on Øresund, Copenhagen in Denmark. The organization of this event was executed by a joint venture of the Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub and the Hellerup Sejlklub. The Vintage Yachting Games Organization (VYGO) was the governing organization. The competition took place in 3 Vintage Yachting Classes.
- 1 Prologue
- 2 2018 Vintage
- 3 Sailing
- 4 Medal summary
- 5 References
First bidding process
The first bidding process was officially launched on 14 December 2010. 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:
- Germany Lake Chiemsee
- Romania Black sea
- United Kingdom Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
- Sweden Stockholm
During the bidding process this group extended with:
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.
Second bidding process
As soon as the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy withdraw from the event a second bidding process was started for a postponed event in 2018. Bids arrived from four countries:
- Italy Circolo Nautico Punta Imperatore, Forio d’Ischia
- Denmark Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub and Hellerup Sejlklub
- Germany Lübecker Yacht – Club, (as part of the Travemünder Woche)
- Austria Union Yacht Club Attersee and the Segel Club Kammersee
The classes than had the possibility to vote. As result the Danish bid was chosen unanimously for the third edition (2018) and the Austria for the fourth edition (year t.b.d. 2020–2022). The dates of the 2018 Vintage were announced in 2016 to the Vintage classes.
|Alpha Course||Bravo Course||Chairman of the jury|
|Peter Stephensen Lübeck||Jesper Adler||Jan Helge Madsen|
As Venue for the 2018 Vintage Yachting Games the Øresund for Hellerup chosen. The hostclubs were the Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub and the Hellerup Sejlklub. The clubhouse and harbor of the Hellerup Sejlklub was used to facilitate the event.
Flag of Hellerup Sejlklub
|Full name||Hellerup Sejlklub|
|Founded||25 September 1915|
|Location||Paul Elvstrøms Plads 1, |
|Commodore||Marie Dela Johnsen|
|Focus||Hellerup Sailing Club is a club in constant development with a solid base in proud traditions, and provides members with a wide range of activities and opportunities.|
|Full name||Royal Danish Yacht Club|
|Founded||3 July 1866|
|Location||Tuborg Havnepark 15, Hellerup, Copenhagen|
|Focus||We gather everyone interested in sailing and create through our activities a value for each member regardless of background and interest. We develop sailing to the benefit of our members and sailing in general. We must be a catalyst to develop sailors of all ages and attract them to a lifelong life at sea.|
The program of the 2018 Vintage Yachting Games was as follows:
|Date||Main activity||Social events|
|16 September (Sunday)||* Registration|
|17 September (Monday)||* Registration
* Practice Race (14:00)
|18 September (Tuesday)||Race 1 (13:00)||Daily prize giving|
|19 September (Wednesday)||Race 2 and 3||Daily prize giving|
|20 September (Thursday)||Race 4 and 5||* Championship dinner|
* Daily prize giving
|21 September (Friday)||Race 6 & 7||Daily prize giving|
|22 September (Friday)||* Race 8
* VIP race
|* Prize giving|
* Closing ceremony
* Passing of the Flag
In 12' Dinghy:
Nicky Arnoldus (CAN), former Dutch Champion, during a race of the 2018 Vintage Yachting Games.
Current Vintage Yachting Classes
|12' Dinghy (International 12' Rule)||Dinghy||One-Design||1||0||+||-||-||•|
|2.4 Metre||Keelboat||Metre Rule||1||0||+||+||-|
|5.5 Metre||Keelboat||Metre Rule||3||0||+||+||+||•|
|6 Metre||Keelboat||Metre Rule||5||0||+||+||+|
- • = Event in this year
- VIP = Used for the Vintage Inter Pares race
- = Open event
- = Female event
- = Male event
Due to circumstances that varied by class only three out of 12 of the Vintage Yachting Classes participated in the 2018 Vintage Yachting Games at Hellerup.
Course Area's and Courses
The Øresund in front of the Hellerup Sejlklub was during the 2018 Vintage Yachting Games one of the targets of the remains of the Hurricane Florence. This resulted in South-Westerly winds that varied between 12-38 knots over the period of the Vintage.
|Date||Remark||Wind direction||Wind speed (kn)|
|18-SEP-2018||Grand yachting weather
All classes at race area Alpha
|19-SEP-2018||Strong yachting weather
12' Dinghies moved to race area Bravo
|20-SEP-2018||Strong yachting weather
12' Dinghies on race area Bravo
Wind veered and died when Florance announced herself
|SW veering to NW||20-4|
|22-SEP-2018||Very strong yachting weather
Soling moved to race area Bravo
12' Dinghy and O-Jolle cancelled
Since all thee classes just had major championships that include measurement, no measurement took place in this Vintage.
The opening ceremony took place in the main hall of the club house of the Hellerup Sejlklub. The formal opening was done by Rasmus Knude of Hellerup Sejlklub.
Due to the weather conditions the VIP race could not be started. So the closing ceremony started with the prize giving by Lars Ive and Peter Lübeck Stephenson.
During the closing of the event Rudy den Outer handed over stainless remembrance plate with the Vintage logo to Peter Lübeck Stephenson. He also announced that the Union-Yacht-Club Attersee will be the host of the next Vintage Yachting Games. However before the date will be set a evaluation with the classes and organizers will take place. After that the Vintage flag was received from Lars Ive, representing the Copenhagen organization. The flag was subsequently handed over to Stephan Beurle representing Austria as the next host country.
Pictures and video footage was received for Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International distribution from:
- Per Heegaard
- Ann Fillipa Madsen
- Lars Ive
- and others
Races in all events were sailed in a fleet racing format of eight scheduled races. The contestants raced around a course in one group, and each boat earned a score equal conform the bonus point system. Due to wind conditions not all scheduled races could be sailed.
Reports per event
Per class separate pages reporting the facts are available (see the details section per class in the medals table).
Report Vintage InterPares race
Due to the weather conditions the VIP race could not be sailed. Since all winners came from the Netherlands the decision was made to sail the VIP race on a later date in 2018/2019 somewhere in the Netherlands. This is in line with the history of the 12' Dinghy at the 1920 Summer Olympics were the last race was not sailed in Belgium but in The Netherlands.
Elena Romana GASENZER
Klaas de Boer
Rudy den Outer
Theo de Lange
Peter W. Hall
Gord de Vries
|Totals (3 nations)||3||3||3||9|
|Great Britain (GBR)||0||1||0||1|
|Totals (16 nations)||17||17||17||51|
The best ranked competitor per class per country scores point for his country based on his overall ranking and the 1964 Olympic scoring system. The highest scored country wins the Country trophy.
- "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:
- International Olympic Committee
- World Sailing
- Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam
- 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: