The RSYC landyachting centre is located near the beach and has a large hangar, a technical space and a cozy clubhouse. Foreign pilots really enjoy coming here. Non-sailing visitors are equally welcome.
European Championship De Panne 2023
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This year, for the EC Landsailing, between 100 and 120 pilots are expected, from at least seven European countries. Races will be held for four different types (or classes) of landyachts.
Practical information for spectators
If there is sufficient wind, sailing will take place at low tide every day. Sandyachts can go very fast, therefore the beach is not open to the public between the sea and the high tide line during races and training.
Race areas will be delineated with fences, cords, cones, flags and signs. An in-house security crew will oversee this along with the police and fire department.
Each day after the races, the beach will again be completely available to everyone.
During the EC, a daily total of around fifty volunteers will be employed as race officers, jury, safety personnel, reception, catering and so on. The Royal Sand Yacht Club has the welcome support of the town of De Panne for the organization of this event.
Landyachts need hard sand and a sufficiently wide beach to sail, which are only available from about three hours before to three hours after low tide. At high tide it is impossible to sail on the beach. A landyachting race is a spectacular event for photographers and onlookers, as no other sailing vessel can reach like speeds. Landyachts can sail three times faster than the windspeed. The pilots endeavour to gain as much speed as possible and must navigate the beach intelligently to avoid soft patches of sand which would cause decelerations.
Our proud partner: De Panne
It is with the support of the town of De Panne that we can organize the EC. A visit to the EC is a perfect opportunity to visit this beautiful town that has such a close connection with landsailing.
Come to the most beautiful area of the country to experience the spectacular event of EURO23.
If you’re looking for a place to stay during the championship, you will find our partners in the area through the link below.