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.
Personal information
Full name Rudy den Outer
Nationality Dutch
Born (1954-07-22) 22 July 1954 (age 61)
Rotterdam
Height 1.86 m (6.1 ft)
Class(es) Flying Dutchman
Tempest
Soling
Dragon
Club Kralingsche Zeil Club
Updated on 28-APR-2015.
Rudy den Outer, Leo Determan and Ronald den Arend winning the 2008 Vintage Yachting Games in Medemblik.

Rudy den Outer (born 22 July 1954 in Rotterdam[11]) is a sailor from the Netherlands, who represented his country at the 2008 Vintage Yachting Games 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 Yachting Games, this time with crew members Gavin Lidlow and Ramzi Souli the team took the Silver medal in Bellano, Italy. In 2003 with helmsman Fred Imhoff and Richard van Rij he became European Champion in the Dragon at Kinsale, Ireland.[12] Den Outer is also very active in the organization of major International Sailing events for Olympic and former Olympic classes.

Sailing career[edit]

Leo Determan and Rudy den Outer (left) in the Flying Dutchman Aquarius on the Kralingsche Plas, Netherlands in 1970

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.[13] He was member of the “Yellow Joker” sailing team of Fred Imhoff.[14] den Outer helmed in the 1987 Soling World Championship.[15] During 1999 and 2001, Den Outer crewed for Heike Blok in the Dragon. He was part of helmsman Fred Imhoff's Dragon crew along with Richard van Rij that won the 2003 Dragon European Championship.[5] 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 and management[edit]

Rudy den Outer organized the 1990 Soling World Championship (fleetrace) in Medemblik with the Royal Yachtclub Hollandia, the 1993 Soling European Championship, and the 1988 Soling World Championship (both matchrace) at Rotterdam, Kralingen this in cooperation with the Rotterdamsche Zeilvereeniging. Den Outer took in 2006 the initiative[16] for the Vintage Yachting Games.[17] This event for the former Olympic classes is held every four years. Currently Den Outer is chairman[18] of the daily board of the Vintage Yachting Games Organization. He is Past committee member of the International Soling Association 3 terms from 1988[19] till 1997[20] and Past Vice-President from the same organization (1993).[21]

Personal life[edit]

Den Outer studied Science and Mathematics in Delft. He is married with Sophie van den Berge and works as program and project manager within the IT industry.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vintage Yachting Games 2008". www.soling.com. Buenos Aires (ARG): International Soling Association. 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Vintage Yachting Games 2012". www.soling.com. Buenos Aires (ARG): International Soling Association. 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Dragon Europeans 2003". www.intdragon.net. GBR: International Dragon Association. 2003. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Fred Imhoff Europees Kampioen in de Drakenklasse" (in Dutch). NED: Maritiemnieuws.nl. 2003. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "tense finale to the Setanta Dragon European Championship saw The Netherland's Fred IMHOFF hold his nerve to secure overall victory this afternoon off Kinsale, Ireland.". www.sailing.org. GBR: International Sailing Federation. 2003. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dutchman Imhoff wins European event off Kinsale coast". www.rte.ie. IRL: RTE Sport. 2003. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Soling Europeans 2012". www.soling.com. Buenos Aires (ARG): International Soling Association. 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Soling Europeans 2014". www.soling.com. Buenos Aires (ARG): International Soling Association. 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Soling Italian championship 2010". www.soling.com. Buenos Aires (ARG): International Soling Association. 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bakker als vanouds in Solingklasse". www.delpher.nl. De Telegraaf. 1982. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Rudy den Outer CV". www.linkedin.org. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Dragon Europeans at Kinsale Yacht Club Overall". Yachts and Yachting. 24 August 2003. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "„Big Ben” Staartjes – eens een zeiler van grote Olympische klasse – is op een behoorlijke manier de kluts kwijt: ,Topzeilen niets voor amateurs’ door PAUL KNOOP". www.delpher.nl. De Telegraaf. 1975. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  14. ^ Dit is getrained zeilen (in Dutch). De Boer Maritiem. 1978. pp. 16 – 17. ISBN 90 228 1166 2. 
  15. ^ "Soling Worlds 1987". www.soling.com. Buenos Aires (ARG): International Soling Association. 1987. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Interview with Rudy den Outer". sailIFDCO.org. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Stichting Vintage Yachting Games Organization". www.kvk.nl (in Dutch). Alkmaar (NED): Kamer van Koophandel. 2006. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Vintage Yachting Games Organization". Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  19. ^ Stuart H. Walker (1988). "ISA Committee and Officers 1988". Soling Sailing (International Soling Association). December 1988. 
  20. ^ Stuart H. Walker (1997). "ISA Committee and Officers 1997". Soling Sailing (International Soling Association). January 1997. 
  21. ^ Stuart H. Walker (1993). "ISA Committee and Officers 1993". Soling Sailing (International Soling Association). January 1993.