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The official start of the water sport season
Boat Holland is a nautical exhibition for every water sport lover. At the Boat Holland exhibition you can find information about the newest boats, ships, ship elements, motors, water sports magazines and a lot more!
The 'wet' version
This is the ‘wet’ version of the exhibition Boat Holland. The show is organised in Sneek right next to the city centre. Here you can find boats, boats and more boats.
The 'sunny' eleven cities tour
The Frisian Solar Challenge is a competition for boats running on solar energy. This is is the sunny variant of the famous Eleven Cities tour.
Frisian Championship Skûtsjesilen
‘Skûtsjes’ and Friesland are indissoluble connected to each other. ‘Skûtsjesilen’ is a wonderful annual event on the Frisian Lakes. ‘Skûtsjesilen’ is a synonym for competition sailing with authentic flat-bottom ships.
Open Frisian Championship Skûtsjesilen
The IFKS competitions are a championship for people who own a traditional Frisian ‘skûtsje’ but who are not born in a skipper family.
Competition during the day and pleasure at night
The event named ‘Sneekweek’ is one of the biggest sailing events of Europe. The festive ambiance is just as famous as the competitions during this week.
Events like the ‘Stront Race’, Beurtveer and the Fishermen Days are organised during the Dutch autumn half-term. In a nostalgic atmosphere within the harbour of Workum the ships wait for the start signal.
The Fishermen days is a fishery event organised annually in Harlingen and Makkumin order to promote the cities and the fishery industry itself.
Alternative 'Bolkoppen' race
The Frisian Hoek Race is a sailing competition for ‘skûtsjes’ and other flat-bottomed ships. The initiative of the Frisian Hoek Race was taken by a few skippers from the ‘skûtsjes’ of the SKS and the IFKS.
Training and inspiration
During this sloop race of 20 km through the wonderful area of Grou you will sail through the beautiful nature park ‘De Alde Feanen’. This will inspire your rowing performance.
Participation in the Small Sneekweek is possible for all acknowledged open unit classes on the lake of Sneekermeer and Poelen.
Ready, set, go!
The sail season starts annually during the Ascension weekend with the Lemmer Ahoy sailing competitions for all types of round flat-bottomed ships.
For the real tough guys!
In this competition only the toughest people will row from Harlingen to Terschelling. This is a passage over the Wadden Sea for which the ferry takes 2 hours to cross.