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Yacht Club Uruguayo
Embarcando en el Yacht Club.JPG
Yacht Club Uruguayo from embarking boat
Formation 1906 (1906)
Type Sports and social club
Headquarters Montevideo, Uruguay
Website http://www.ycu.org.uy

The Yacht Club Uruguayo is situated in the city of Montevideo and it officially represents the International Sailing Federation, ISAF in Uruguay.

History[edit]

In 1906, a group of young sailors founded the Uruguayan Yacht Club in Montevideo`s bay in order to promote sailing in the region.[1] Years later the club moved to Buceo`s bay and in 1939 the club consolidated its presence with the construction of the actual eight story building. Architects Jorge Herrán and Luis Crespi designed the boat-shaped building which, since 1997, is considered part of Uruguay`s historical legacy.[2] Late in the XXth century, the Yacht Club incorporated branches in Punta del Este and Santiago Vázquez.

The club`s flag is Uruguay`s national flag according to a constitutional decrete approved on the 11th of August, 1908. The club has an emblem with a sun and an anchor and a signalling flag with four blue stripes and a red anchor at the top left side.[3]

Yacht Club
Yacht Club Uruguayo y puerto del Buceo desde Rambla Armenia
Popa del Yacht Club Uruguayo
Proa del Yacht Club Uruguayo

International relations[edit]

The club started its interantional relations in 1909 with the arrival of sailors from the Yacht Club Argentino. Since then, the Yacht Club promotes international contacts with clubs around the world and encourges sailors to participate in world-wide sailing events such as world and regional sailing championships and Olympic games. The Yacht Club Uruguayo represents the International Sailing Federation, ISAF[4],promoting sailing in Uruguay.

Club's Facilities[edit]

The club is ideally located in the center of Montevideo city, allowing visiting sailors a very comfortable and unique stay in Montevideo`s shore. The port is located at a 10 minute distance of Montevideo`s downtown and a 15 minute distance of the Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco airport. The club can hold over 300 boats and 24 hours embarkment services. The Yacht Club also has two open swimming pools, six tennis courts, three football five courts and a football seven court.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montevideo's Council page.Yacht Club Uruguayo. Webpage.
  2. ^ Yacht Club Uruguayo. Webpage.
  3. ^ Sienra Castellanos, Félix (2011). Bajo la Cruz del Sur. 100 años de yachting (in Spanish). Montevideo: Revista Yachting Río de la Plata and Revista Uruguay Natural. p. 8. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ ISAF centenary at the Yacht Club Uruguayo


Category:Sports clubs established in 1906 Category:Yacht clubs in South America