Yngling (keelboat)

The Yngling is a sailing yacht, which was founded in 1967 by Norwegian Jan Herman Linge, as a supplement to the Olympic Soling sailing yacht constructed.

The name is not derived from the Norwegian- Swedish king dynasty of Ynglinger, but from the Norwegian word for youth - Linge designed the boat for his then teenage son.

The Yngling can not sink along with crew members. For unsinkable floats ensure the stern and bow. Since 1991, the new boats with double bottom and Selbstlenzern be built, providing additional security.

Thanks to the regulated in the strict class rules uniformity of shell, rigging and sails, which are monitored by the ISAF, a battle of material could be effectively prevented. At World Championships, one finds new and old boats on the foremost ranks. So sailed the world champion of 2000 with a 1971 -built ship.

The Yngling can be easily getrailert with a mid-range car.

The ship itself can be performed safely and easily under spinnaker by two people. For international competitions write the class rules provided for a three-person crew.

Regatta and Races

At the World Cup from June 30 to July 8, 2006 in La Rochelle, the German women's team Ulrike Schumann / Runa Kappel / Ute Hoepfner became vice world champion.

Summer Olympic Games 2004

On 10 November 2000, the Yngling class was selected by the ISAF Olympic women's keelboat class for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. This meant that a total of 15 women's teams were admitted to the regatta in Athens. The starting points were awarded in World and European Championships, it could only start one team per country.

Olympic Games 2008

In the Summer Olympics 2008, the German women's team Ulrike Schumann / Ute Hoepfner / Julia Bleck came fourth.

For the 2012 Olympics, the Yngling was replaced by the Elliott 6m.