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Club info - History

The North Sea Yacht Club was established in the winter of 1946 – 1947 by a group of young enthusiasts sailing Snipes and Papillons. The then Lord Mayor of Ostend, Henri Serruys, put the Montgomery dock at the disposal of the Club and with the Commodore Georges Timmermans DSC at the helm, this great yacht Club was born.

The first Dragons appeared at the Club in the 50’s and since then the Dragon fleet has been the core of the Club’s activities. The ‘ELAN’ donated to late King Baudouin I has been very active Dragon of the fleet.

Over the years many major Championships, R.O.R.C. and Yacht Races have been organised by the R.N.S.Y.C. and visited Ostend, the most important ones being:

 

Oostende Bank

Westmersey – Ostend

Staf Versluys Master Sails

Copper Snipe Cup (1953)

Dragons (1979 and 1986)

BMW Dragon Gold Cup (1992)

Ramsgate – Ostend

Harwich Ostend

Europeans X-99

Vaurien

470

Fireball

Buckley Goblets

Helgoland Race

Europens for 420

Moth Europe

Laser

Finn (1999)

  • Oostende Bank
  • Westmersey – Ostend
  • Staf Versluys Master Sails
  • Copper Snipe Cup (1953)
  • Dragons (1979 and 1986)
  • BMW Dragon Gold Cup (1992)
  • Ramsgate – Ostend
  • Harwich Ostend
  • Europeans X-99
  • Vaurien
  • 470
  • Fireball
  • Buckley Goblets
  • Helgoland Race
  • Europens for 420
  • Moth Europe
  • Laser
  • Finn (1999)

 

The R.N.S.Y.C. persuing relentlessly its efforts to promote the sailing activities was awarded ahead of major applicants, the organisation of the Dragon Gold Cup 2001. in co-operation with the International Dragon Association, the K.B.Y.V.- F.R.B.Y. the Belgian Dragon Association and thanks to the board as well as all club members the Dragon Gold Cup 2001 became a magnificent and successful event.

 

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