Vintage Yachting Games

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Vintage Yachting Games
3D VYGOlogo.png
Vintage Yachting Games Logo
First held2008
OrganizerVintage Yachting Games Organization
TypeQuadrennial multi-class regatta
ClassesEurope (m & w), 12' Dinghy,
2.4 Metre, O-Jolle, 12m² Sharpie, Flying Dutchman, Yngling, Tempest, Star, Soling, Dragon,
5.5 Metre & 6 Metre.
Websitehttp://vintageyachtinggames.org

The Vintage Yachting Games are an international Quadrennial multi class sailing event for former Olympic classes and the former Classes of the Paralympic Games. The Vintage Games is held every four years[1].

The idea behind the Vintage is to Organize a four yearly high-end event in the calendars of all the former (Paralympic) Olympic Classes after their discontinuation at the Olympics or Paralympic Games. 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 of Europe, Harold Wijgers of Flying Dutchman, Johan Offermans of Soling, Michiel van Dis of Dragon and Hans Nadorp of 5.5 Metre). In the next phase the presidents/chairman of the international classes became involved (Jan Abrahamsen of Europe class, Theo Meus of O-Jolle, Alberto Barenghi of Flying Dutchman, Rose Hoeksema of Soling and Rupert Fisher of Dragon).

The first edition was held in Medemblik 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, Nancy Schoof and Sebastian Hopf. 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 [2][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 [3][edit]

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

VYG rules [4][edit]

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

Standard VYG Notice of Race (NOR) [5][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) [6][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 if possible 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). On the base the winners of the Vintages are engraved. On the backplane the Olympic medalists of the class are stated.

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

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

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.

Venues[edit]

Vintage Edition Year Venue From Opening Closing Classes Host Club(s)
1 2008 IJsselmeer (Medemblik) 20 September 21 September 27 September Europe, O-Jolle, Flying Dutchman, Soling, Dragon SZ & WV Uitdam
2 2012 Lake Como (Bellano & Dervio) 7 July 8 July 14 July Europe, O-Jolle, Flying Dutchman, Tempest, Soling, Dragon & 5.5 Metre Multilario
3 2016 Weymouth Bay (Weymouth) Cancelled by hostclub Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
2018 Øresund (Hellerup) 16 September 17 September 22 September 12' Dinghy, O-Jolle & Soling Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub & Hellerup Sejlklub
4 2021 Attersee (Salzkammergut) t.b.d. t.b.d. t.b.d. Vintage Yachting Classes Union-Yacht-Club Attersee

Classes[edit]

To become a Vintage Yachting Class a class must:

  • Be a former Olympic class or former Class in the Paralympics
  • 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 13 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 2018
Europe Dinghy One-Design 1 0 + - - Venus symbol.svg
Mars symbol.svg
12' Dinghy (International 12' Rule) Dinghy One-Design 1 0 + - - Cercle noir 100%.svg
VIP VIP VIP
2.4 Metre Keelboat Metre Rule 1 0 + + - Cercle noir 100%.svg
O-Jolle Dinghy One-Design 1 0 + - - Cercle noir 100%.svg
12m² Sharpie Dinghy One-Design 2 0 + + - Cercle noir 100%.svg
Flying Dutchman Dinghy One-Design 2 1 + + + Cercle noir 100%.svg
Tempest Keelboat One-Design 2 1 + + + Cercle noir 100%.svg
Yngling Keelboat One-Design 3 1 + + + Cercle noir 100%.svg
Star Keelboat One-Design 2 0 + + - 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
6 Metre Keelboat Metre Rule 5 0 + + + Cercle noir 100%.svg
Events 7 9 4
  • • = Event in this year
  • VIP = Used for the Vintage Inter Pares race
  • Cercle noir 100%.svg = Open event
  • Venus symbol.svg = Female event
  • Mars symbol.svg = Male event

Facts and figures[edit]

These facts and figures aere based upon the entries documented in the Official Vintage Results and on the Wikipedia pages:

Country trophy[edit]

Vintage Winning Country Points
2008 Netherlands 3869
2012 Germany 5313
2018 Netherlands 3205

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Netherlands (NED)76417
2 Germany (GER)24410
3 Ukraine (UKR)2013
4 Denmark (DEN)1124
5 Austria (AUT)1113
6 France (FRA)1012
7 Finland (FIN)1001
 Hungary (HUN)1001
  Switzerland (SUI)1001
10 Spain (ESP)0123
11 Canada (CAN)0101
 Great Britain (GBR)0101
 Italy (ITA)0101
3D VYGOlogo.png Wildcards0101
15 Australia (AUS)0011
 Russia (RUS)0011
Totals (16 nations)17171751

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 2018 Total
 Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 2 2 4
 Austria (AUT) 4 20 3 27
 Australia (AUS) 3 3
 Belgium (BEL) 3 3
 Brazil (BRA) 3 3
 Canada (CAN) 4 4
 Czech Republic (CZE) 2 2
 Denmark (DEN) 3 10 3 16
 Spain (ESP) 8 4 12
 Finland (FIN) 3 3
 France (FRA) 8 25 1 34
 Great Britain (GBR) 9 1 10
 Germany (GER) 18 33 3 54
 Hungary (HUN) 6 8 14
 Italy (ITA) 6 39 45
 Ireland (IRL) 2 2
 Japan (JPN) 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 23 28 21 72
 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
 Turkey (TUR) 1 1
 Ukraine (UKR) 6 3 9
 United States (USA) 3 6 9
 Uganda (UGA) 1 1
3D VYGOlogo.png Wildcards 14 14
Sailors 131 225 39 389
Countries 21 17 12 28
New countries 21 4 4 NA
Continents 4 4 4 6
New continents 4 1 1 NA
Classes 6 8 3 9
New classes 6 2 1 NA
Boats 66 113 32 211
Average class size 11 14.1 10.7 10.8
Average team size 1.9 2.0 1.4 1.8
2008 2012 2018 Total

Vintage InterPares[edit]

Vintage Vintage InterPares Class
2008 Hungary Szabolcs Majthenyi Flying Dutchman
2012 Ukraine Yevhen Braslavets Dragon
2018 Due to weather conditions this race will be sailed on a later date in the Netherlands

Medal leaders (by Vintage)[edit]

Vintage of Leader Gold Silver Bronze Total
2008 Medemblik  Netherlands (NED) 3 1 1 5
2012 Lake Como  Ukraine (UKR) 2 0 0 2
2018 Copenhagen  Netherlands (NED) 3 2 2 7

Multiple medalists[edit]

Position Sailor Country Period Gold Silver Bronze Total Classes
1 Rudy den Outer  Netherlands (NED) 2008–2018 2 1 0 3 * Soling
2 Szabolcs Majthenyi  Hungary (HUN) 2008 2 0 0 2 * Flying Dutchman
* Vintage Inter Pares
Yevhen Braslavets  Ukraine (UKR) 2012 2 0 0 2 * Dragon
* Vintage Inter Pares
3 Reinier Wissenraet
Marc Reijnhoudt
 Netherlands (NED) 2008–2012 1 1 0 2 * Dragon
Igor Yusko
Sergiy Pichugin
 Ukraine (UKR) 2012–2018 1 1 0 2 * Soling

Ranking of 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  Netherlands (NED)
Willem Bleeker
12' Dinghy (International 12' Rule) 2018 19 1 1 2 1 1 1 can 1380 1380 1079 1380 1380 1380 0 7979
2  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
3  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
4  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
5   Switzerland (SUI)
Cornelia Christen
Ruedi Christen
Tempest 2012 15 2 1 6 6 1 1 can 976 1277 499 499 1277 1277 0 5805
6  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
7  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
8  Germany (GER)
Svenja Puls
Europe (Female) 2008 10 1 1 1 2 1 5 can 1101 1101 1101 800 1101 402 0 5606
9  France (FRA)
Thomas Ribeaud
Europe (Male) 2008 9 1 1 2 2 1 2 can 1055 1055 754 754 1055 754 0 5427
10  Netherlands (NED)
Max Blom
O-Jolle 2008 9 3 1 1 2 1 3 can 578 1055 1055 754 1055 578 0 5075
11  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
12  Netherlands (NED)
Rudy den Outer
Theo de Lange
Gabor Helmhout
Soling 2018 6 1 1 1 1 4 5 1 879 879 879 879 277 180 879 4852
13  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
14  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
15  Germany (GER)
Janika Puls
Europe (Female) 2012 11 2 2 1 3 2 can can 841 841 1142 665 841 0 0 4330
16  Netherlands (NED)
Thies Bosch
O-Jolle 2018 7 1 1 1 6 2 2 can 946 946 946 168 645 645 0 4296
17  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 in the book: Vintage Yachting Games, Olympic Classes[7]

  1. ^ Vintage Yachting Games
  2. ^ "Vintage Yachting Games Charter" (PDF). www.vintageyachtinggames.org. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Vintage Yachting Games Constitution" (PDF). www.vintageyachtinggames.org. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Vintage Yachting Games Rules" (PDF). www.vintageyachtinggames.org. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Vintage Yachting Games NOR 2018". www.vintageyachtinggames.org. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Vintage Yachting Games SI 2018". www.vintageyachtinggames.org. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  7. ^ Vintage Yachting Games, Olympic Classes. Bergambacht: 2008 Vintage Organizing Committee. 2008. ISBN 978-90-78440-23-9.