Royal Norwegian Yacht Club

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Kongelig Norsk Seilforening
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Short name KNS
Founded 1861
Location Bygdøy, Frognerkilen, Oslo, Norway
Commodore Guido van Berkel

Coordinates: 59°54′30″N 10°41′53″E / 59.90833°N 10.69806°E / 59.90833; 10.69806

Clubhouse of Kongelig Norsk Seilforening, "Dronningen" (The Queen)
Frognerkilenbucht mit Jachthafen in Oslo

The Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (Norwegian: Kongelig Norsk Seilforening, KNS) is a yacht club in Oslo, Norway. The club was founded in 1883 as country-wide organisation with affiliated local yacht clubs. In 1884, it was granted the right for members to fly the naval Ensign of Norway with the Royal cypher on a centrally placed white field. In 1970, it was reorganized as local club for the Oslo area, under a new nationwide federation of yacht clubs (Norges Seilforbund). To date, the club has some 4,000 members.[citation needed]


The club premises are at Bygdøy in Frognerkilen, where the clubhouse is named "Dronningen" ('The Queen').[1]


The Royal Norwegian Yacht Club traditionally arranges the big Norwegian regatta called "Færderseilasen" every year, on the second weekend in June.

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  1. ^ Tvedt, Knut Are, ed. (2000). "Kongelig Norsk Seilforening". Oslo byleksikon (4 ed.). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. p. 241. ISBN 82-573-0815-3. 

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