Sneek Week Sailing Event

Sneek Week is a sailing event that recurs annually. The Friday before the first Saturday in August, is the opening of Sneek Week is held. During the whole week is organized sailing competitions and other activities. There are many people on the Sneekweek off and the bursting of conviviality, terraces and bars also charged. The motto of the Sneekweek is not there for nothing: daytime for the honor,?? evening atmosphere.

Sneekweek

Every year the Sneekweek in Frisian city of Sneek. It is the largest inlandsseglingsevenemang in Europe that unites hundreds of sailors. Sneek Week is organised by the Royal watersportcentre Sneek. The whole week sailing competitions are different classifications. In addition to the regattas are many more activities are organized. Some examples are the street fairs, music festival with many different artists and fireworks during the opening. There is also the whole week fair in Sneek.
When is the Sneekweek?

Its Sneekweek always begins the Friday before the first Saturday in August. Sneekweek take from this day until the Thursday after.
History

It all started in 1814 when the Sneker Jacob Sjoukes Fish had arrived safely in Joure after he had deserted from French military service. The Snekers thought he was dead came to this good news. In honor of this sail was held from Sneek to Joure to pick up him hilarious. Of 1814 it was already sailing and sailing regattas held in Friesland in Sneek, but the arrival of the French, this was not done. The good news came Snekers again taken the opportunity to go on a festive way. Since then held annual regattas the Sneker Hard sailing day was born. It was decided that the hard sailing day must be held on a Wednesday, on Wednesday, which was so close to the anniversary of King William i. Today Hard sailing day still being held on Wednesday, but in the beginning of August.
Each year, was Hard sailing day organised regattas and extended further and further, was hosted by Sneek Sailing Club and Royal Sailing Club. In 1935 merged the Sneek Sailing Club and Royal Sailing Club to the Kings the Royal Yacht club of Sneek and organized around Hard sailing day joint activities. This was hard sailing day become Sneekweek. The first Sneekweek was so in 1935.
The year 2010 is the 75th Sneek Week is celebrated.
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  • On Friday, the official opening of the Sneekweek site. This evening is full of tradition, presented as the boat of the year, the skipper of the order of Pan Sneeker on honored and kept a naval review.Boat show ends with Fireworks and then opens the show.
  • All week regattas are held by different classifications.
  • On Sunday, there is Sunday shopping in the town centre.
  • Wednesday, the penultimate day of sailing, are known as hard sailing day. Will be among other Holland race Friesland-hazards. During this race, the Frisians compete against the Dutch.
  • On the last day, Thursday, called?? tumultuous Thursday??. During the evening the main prizes will be awarded and held a feast.
  • On Friday after the Sneekweek Grootzand past is an art and book market.

Sneekweek Camping

Right on Snekermeer can camp during Sneekweek Sneekweek on site. Especially for a place that Sneekweek camping available by the municipality. The site is created in a recreational area? Pots??. From the campsite there is a direct bus connection to the city of Sneek. The site is right on Snekermeer and is within walking distance from the British pound continues to the home island. On the site can be about 400 tents. From Thursday before the Sneekweek you can start here until Friday after the Sneekweek.

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