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Skûtsjesilen Championships 2023

The championship of the typical Frisian ships is a highlight of the region


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The historic ships used to be cargo ships exploited by Frisian farmers, however with a rise of technology these boats were not that vastly used. After the World War II people in Friesland decided to resurrect the tradition and to organize yearly championships on these boats. There are two events organized during this time, and everyone is very excited with both of them. Starting with the race on the Pikmar/De Wide Ie near Grou, via De Veenhoop, Earnewâld, Terherne, Langweer, Elahuizen, Stavoren, Woudsend and Lemmer, the competition ends on the Snitser Mar near Sneek after a fortnight’s sailing.

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