Yngling blir ikke OL-klasse i 2012

Dette kom akkurat inn fra Mattias Dahlström:

Dear Friends

Unfortunately I have to tell you that the Yngling has not been selected for the 2012 Women Keelboat event. As you know it has been decided that the event will be in match racing format. The ISAF Council that voted today to support a modified version of a boat called Eliot 6 that has been used for match racing before.

To the Olympic girls now leaving the Class for new challenges we wish you all the best. We feel certain that your years in the Yngling have provided you with the experience and skill to achieve your highest goals within sailing. Good Luck and you will always be welcome back for a visit in the class.

The Yngling Class now needs to focus on the core values that have made the class as successful as it is for the last 40 years. With 800 boatowner members world wide the Yngling is on of the largest true International Classes with intercontinental racing.

Leaving the Olympic arena the Class is left with a great number of good used boats that will serve the open fleet and sailing academys well for many years ahead. We have several Licensed and very experienced builders and our Class Rule is modern and in very good condition.

The Yngling has proved itself as a very suitable youth and education boat. Across the world the boat is used in sailing school and youth regattas. With the IYA Youth Exchange program young sailors gets the opportunity to see the world and experience sailing in other countries.

Yngling is one of the few keel boats where you can race internationally on a reasonable budget. The boat is easily towed behind a normal car, and there is a well established charter boat network. The class focus on youth also helps to keep the price down at regattas.

The Class is strong and have well organised National Yngling Associations taking care of local fleets and regatta series. Every year an Open Word Championship and several other Championships are held.

Anyone can sail an Yngling and this shows at regattas. Youth teams, sailmakers, boatbuilders, families, friends, old and young, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen are enjoying Yngling sailing.

Kind Regards,


Mattias Dahlstrom
Executive Secretary