WATERSPORTS EVENTS FRIESLAND
Friesland at its best!
Friesland is known as a beautiful and calm water sports province. But next to calm Friesland can also be very lively, especially in spring and summer. If you rent a holiday home, camping site and/or a boat from Tacozijl in that period you will never be bored.
Events focused on Watersports are regularly organized throughout the entire province. All our holiday homes have a private berth so you can bring your own boat or rent one at our Harbour-office. That way you can join all the great Watersports events in Friesland the way they are experienced best, on the water! Watersportcentre Tacozijl is perfect because it has a direct connection to the open waters of Friesland so you can reach every location very easily.
A few of the events that are worth visiting each year:
Stoomgemaal Regatte: In September all the boats gather in Lemmer at Tacozijl where in the evening from 20:00 there is a welcome in the cozy and fun harbor restaurant “de Eerste Aanleg” with drinks. Saturday morning at 10:00 in “de Eerste Aanleg” they will serve coffee and the traditional sweet bread “Fries Suikerbrood”. At 12:00 the race will start on the IJsselmeer. When the race has finished everyone can exchange their experiences of the race during drinks and a spectacular “Captains Diner” after which the awards are handed out. You can continue your evening into the late hours with drinks accompanied by music.
Skutsjesilen: every year in July Friesland is totally captivated by Skutsjesilen. An old tradition that started as a competition between farmers that had no more goods to move, but still wanted to earn some extra money. Nowadays it is an event that attracts great public attention and around which many other events are organized. The event comes to Lemmer twice a year, so when you are staying at Tacozijl you are in the middle of the action!
Sneekweek: the annual event Sneekweek is maybe the most well known water sports event in Friesland. The event always takes place in the first week of August, a party for both young and old! During the Sneekweek many sailing competitions are organized, these are of course best viewed from on the water. After the competitions the centre of Sneek is the perfect place to end the evening.
Sloeproeien: always an impressive sight. Teams of rowers gliding through the waters of Friesland, competing to cross the finish line first. Every year there are many races in different locations, and you could compete too!