Sailing / Yacht Club
The Royal 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, RORC and Yacht Races have been organised by the RNSYC and visited Ostend. The RNSYC 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 KBYV – FRBY, 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.