Royal Norwegian Yacht Club

Summary

The Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (Norwegian: Kongelig Norsk Seilforening, KNS) is a yacht club in Oslo, Norway. The club was founded in 1883 as country-wide organisation with affiliated local yacht clubs. In 1884, it was granted the right for members to fly the naval Ensign of Norway with the Royal cypher on a centrally placed white field. In 1970, it was reorganized as local club for the Oslo area, under a new nationwide federation of yacht clubs (Norges Seilforbund). To date, the club has some 4,000 members.[citation needed]

Kongelig Norsk Seilforening
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Emblem
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Short nameKNS
Founded1861
LocationBygdøy, Frognerkilen, Oslo, Norway
CommodoreGuido van Berkel
Websitehttp://www.kns.no

Coordinates: 59°54′30″N 10°41′53″E / 59.90833°N 10.69806°E / 59.90833; 10.69806

Clubhouse of Kongelig Norsk Seilforening, "Dronningen" (The Queen)
Frognerkilenbucht mit Jachthafen in Oslo

ClubhouseEdit

The club premises are at Bygdøy in Frognerkilen, where the clubhouse is named "Dronningen" ('The Queen').[1]

RegattaEdit

The Royal Norwegian Yacht Club traditionally arranges the big Norwegian regatta called "Færderseilasen" every year, on the second weekend in June.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tvedt, Knut Are, ed. (2000). "Kongelig Norsk Seilforening". Oslo byleksikon (4 ed.). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. p. 241. ISBN 82-573-0815-3.

External linksEdit

  • Royal Norwegian Yacht Club about the Færderseilasen (norwegian)
  • Official website