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Rudy den Outer

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Full name  Rudy den Outer
Name  Rudy Outer
Club  Kralingsche Zeil Club
Height  1.86 m (6.1 ft)
Nationality  Dutch

Rudy den Outer
Born  22 July 1954 (age 61) (1954-07-22) Rotterdam
Class(es)  Flying Dutchman Tempest Soling Dragon

Rudy den Outer (born 22 July 1954 in Rotterdam) is a sailor from the Netherlands, who represented his country at the 2008 Vintage Yachting Games in Medemblik, as helmsman in the Dutch Soling Sophie’s Choice. Den Outer with crew members Leo Determan and Ronald den Arend took the Gold. In the 2012 Vintage Yachting Games, this time with crew members Gavin Lidlow and Ramzi Souli the team took the Silver medal in Bellano, Italy. In 2003 with helmsman Fred Imhoff and Richard van Rij he became European Champion in the Dragon at Kinsale, Ireland. Den Outer is also very active in the organization of major International Sailing events for Olympic and former Olympic classes.


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Sailing career

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Rudy den Outer, after sailing some Dutch National classes, started his International sailing in 1970 crewing for Leo Determan in the Flying Dutchman. In 1975, Den Outer crewed for Ben Staartjes in the Tempest. He was member of the “Yellow Joker” sailing team of Fred Imhoff. den Outer helmed in the 1987 Soling World Championship. During 1999 and 2001, Den Outer crewed for Heike Blok in the Dragon. He was part of helmsman Fred Imhoff's Dragon crew along with Richard van Rij that won the 2003 Dragon European Championship. Since 2005 Den Outer is sailing Soling and Dragon on regular basis in National and International competitions as member of the Kralingsche Zeil Club in Rotterdam.

Regatta organization and management

Rudy den Outer organized the 1990 Soling World Championship (fleetrace) in Medemblik with the Royal Yachtclub Hollandia, the 1993 Soling European Championship, and the 1988 Soling World Championship (both matchrace) at Rotterdam, Kralingen this in cooperation with the Rotterdamsche Zeilvereeniging. Den Outer took in 2006 the initiative for the Vintage Yachting Games. This event for the former Olympic classes is held every four years. Currently Den Outer is chairman of the daily board of the Vintage Yachting Games Organization. He is Past committee member of the International Soling Association 3 terms from 1988 till 1997 and Past Vice-President from the same organization (1993).

Personal life

Den Outer studied Science and Mathematics in Delft. He is married with Sophie van den Berge and works as program and project manager within the IT industry.


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