Sailing / Yacht Club
The Royal Maas Yacht Club (Dutch: Koninklijke Roei- en Zeilvereniging De Maas) is a Dutch yacht club located in Rotterdam. Members are able to engage in sailing and rowing and the yacht club’s name, de Maas, stems from the name of the river Nieuwe Maas flowing through Rotterdam. The club’s patron is Queen Beatrix, her son the Prince of Orange and the mayor of Rotterdam are Maas members. The renowned Dutch sailor Connie van Rietschoten, who won the Whitbread race twice, is an honorary Maas member.