North Sea Regatta: one week to go

North Sea Regatta

One more week to go until the start of the Vuurschepen Race and the opening of the North Sea Regatta Week on 27 May 2017! At this moment we see 64 yachts on the entry list for the offshore race from Scheveningen to Harwich of which 39 fully crewed and 15 TwoHanded. At this moment nearly 200 boats are registered for the inshore races on 2, 3 and 4 June, including almost 40 participants for the J22 Worlds.

With 67 on the North Course and a whopping 121 on the South Course we are really happy with the entry level! We’re proud to announce that Cornelis Vrolijk is the new sponsor for the Vuurschepen Race for the next few years. Welcome on board!

We already said we would break a few traditions and restore a few old ones. We are going to reintroduce some really cool challenge cups for the races, some fairly new, but others date back to 1938! Also the rules for winning the Hans Horrevoets Trophy have changed a bit this year: 20% of the crew has to be born after 1/6/1992. At this moment we have five teams meetings the criteria: NED27, NED7472, NED7935, NED8831, NED8844.

Farewell dinner

It’s not too late yet to order Farewell and Welcome Home dinner tickets. If you’re interested in joining the Vuurschepen Farewell dinner (€ 15 p.p.) in Scheveningen please email to to make sure the organisation has plenty of power food ready on the 27th of May. The Farewell dinner on the 27th of May is ONLY available on pre-ordered basis.

Complete your crew list

Participants for the Vuurschepen Race need to fill out the crew lists and include passport numbers or ID cards as this will save big time during registration. You are NOT allowed to race if the crew list is not complete.

Live tracking Vuurschepen Race

The sailors can be followed on their way from Scheveningen to Harwich through the live tracking system on our website at You can also download the YB tracking app on your iphone and look for Vuurschepen Race.

Skippers Manual

The Skippers Manual North Sea Regatta 2017 is published online. It’s important to check the skipers manual before you head to Scheveningen so you know where to go, where to park and when the regatta office is open!

About the North Sea Regatta Week 2017

The North Sea Regatta Week 2017 is going to be a fun and exciting week full of racing. The Vuurschepen Race from Scheveningen to Harwich starts on Saturday 27 May, followed by the RORC North Sea Race back to Scheveningen on 30 May. Three days of North Sea Regatta inshore racing start on Friday 2nd and end on Sunday 4th. In the same week the J22 Worlds will be held in Scheveningen with the first races are scheduled for Thursday, the 1st of June. No racing will take place on with Monday.

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