FREUNDESKREIS

The German Classic Yacht Club - an initiative of 1000 enthusiasts - seeks to capture the growing interest in old yachts and to encourage and bring together all those friendly people who are interested in the preservation of classic yachts for whatever reason, be it their own lifestyle, passion for old boats or just their view of the world.

We already hold here many megabytes of data, photos and reference material on the theme of classic yachting in Germany.

Please find your field of interest in our webpages

We are offering you direct access to some pages that might be interesting for you, even without knowing German, for example the

German Classic Yacht Register

and the

List of other Classic Yacht Registers

In the future we will maintain new international website with a central worldwide register of all the classic boats. It will be multi-lingual; it will have a search capability and it will be posted on the Web.

Under the heading of "yacht portraits", 70 yachts are presented in great detail (in German, though). They don’t only show the variety of classic boat building but also the people behind these boats who have “discovered” them and who take care of and preserve them.

Yacht portraits

During every sailing season, numerous meetings and races are organized by committed members of the Classic Yacht Club. You can get detailed information here about most of these events and register for them online. Furthermore, you can look at the results of all the races:

Regattas of the FKY

The Charta of Barcelona is the guideline of our many hundreds of articles concerning restoration.

The Barcelona Charter

The main focus of the heading "Kultur + Historie" (cultural and historical notes) is the "Yachtsportarchiv". Why not take a look at the English version?

http://www.yachting-history.org/

Under the heading of "Freundeskreis", you will find references at our bulletin, press articles about our activities, photos and information about our member’s yachts and more. We especially want to point out one article for you:

David Ryder Turner: The Classic Yacht - towards an interpretation

Our web guide "Linksammlung" offers you an extensive list concerning classic yachting. Can you think of any web pages that are missing? Tell us!

web guide

Aims and objectives of the Freundeskreis

Providing a meetingpoint for owners and devotees of classic yachts.

Preserving traditional yachts, old keelboats, open boats and cruisers built in wood and old motorboats. Protecting these pieces of yachting and sporting history from decay and destruction.

Keeping records in our "Register of Classic Yachts".

Exchanging knowledge about the care and restoration of old yachts and awarding prizes to well-kept boats.

Organising festivals of classic yachting, various cruises in company and regattas, working together with traditionally-minded clubs, associations and yards.

Promoting research into yacht and boatbuilding history, exhibitions and museum projects.

Membership

The Freundeskreis provides a multiregional meetingpoint for lovers of traditional open boats, cruisers, keelboats and motoryachts. Contact is kept going through our Journal, which comes out three times a year and our meetings, which take place throughout the year in various formats.
If you are interested in our interests and activities become a member of the Freundeskreis right now!

Yes - I will become a member!

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