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:
||Ramsgate – Ostend
|Westmersey – Ostend
|Staf Versluys Master Sails
||Europens for 420
|Copper Snipe Cup (1953)
|Dragons (1979 and 1986)
|BMW Dragon Gold Cup (1992)
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.