Royal Netherlands Yachting Union
The Royal Netherlands Yachting Union (Watersportverbond ) is the umbrella organization of 400 yacht clubs in the Netherlands with 100,000 members.
The Water Sports Association was founded on May 22, 1890. The Patron of the Water Sports Association is HRH The Prince of Orange.
The Sailing Federation supports its member associations in many areas and strives for sailors, windsurfers and motor boats. In addition, the Water Sports Association supports talented sailors under the motto: "Making the good better".
The Royal Netherlands Yachting Union is Member National Association of the International Sailing Federation. (ISAF)
Royal Yacht Club Hollandia (KZ&RV Hollandia)
The Royal Yacht Club Hollandia is founded in 1882. The Club has a rowing and a sailing department.
The main goal of the Yacht club is organizing rowing and sailing regatta's.
Originally the Club organized every year one or two weekend regatta's on the Braassemermeer (a small lake near Schiphol Airport).
In 1960 the commodore of the club, who was also the chef d'équipe of the Dutch Sailing Team at the Tokyo Olympics, travelled though the Netherlands to find a place with circumstances equal to Tokyo to train the Dutch team.
He ended up in Medemblik, a small medieval town at the IJsselmeer, where it was very quiet after the fisherman had left.
The Royal Yacht Club Hollandia decided to organize a Finn Gold Cup in 1963 there and decided a year later to move all sailing activities to Medemblik.
After this move to Medemblik we organized more and more important regatta's. Nowadays we organize approximately 50 days of
racing , most European or World championships for Olympic or other National or International classes.
26 years ago RYC Hollandia was one of the partners who decided to organize every year a big regatta for the Olympic Classes. The Regatta, known as the SPA Regatta for 20 years, is now one of the Regatta's of the ISAF World Cup and is nowadays called the Delta Lloyd Regatta.
All people in our Race Committees are volunteers, who are doing the job aside of their normal work.
Attached is a list of the most important regatta's we organized.
This year we will, with great pleasure, take part in the organization of the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship.
RYC Hollandia vice commodore sailing
web site: www.kzrvhollandia.nl
Yacht Club Scheveningen.
In de seventies of the last century fishery became less important in Scheveningen while at the same time water sports gained importance. It was in this sense logical that a yacht club was founded in Scheveningen in 1973. The club hosts two types of watersport lovers, the sailing people and the sport fishermen.
Though this cooperation in the past was not without some troubles, this junction still works in both favor. From the very start of the yacht club racing with offshore yachts became an essential part of her sporting activities. So in its founding year the well none winter series IJspegel Trophy started as one of the first winter series in Holland. In de cold winters in those days, the ice free water of the North Sea made all winter racing possible.
From its position directly at sea, practical traffic free water and its location in the city of the Hague made the place ideal for organizing sailing events such as the North Sea week and later the well known North Sea Regatta now the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta. The present development of Scheveningen as Olympic Sail training centre and place for regattas of Olympic classes is a direct consequence of the policy of the city of The Hague to develop scheveningen harbor as a leading sailing center in northwest Europe.
web site: http://www.jachtclubscheveningen.com/index.php?D=10
Dutch 470 Class Association
The Dutch 470 Class Association is the National representative of the International 470 Class Association in The Netherlands.
web site: http://www.ned470ko.nl
International 470 Class Association
The International 470 Class Association is governing body of the International 470 Class.
Web site: http://www.470.org