Next regatta 3 September 2022








Flinn Cup 6th Edition:
When the weather joins in the fun!

A friendly competition amongst law firms

Quite a challenge...!

Safety first

Compete with the right team-spirit

Relax with your colleagues

When skippers meet lawyers and have fun

Winners Allen and Overy

Time for action

Our friends are ready for the 6th edition!

Learning the tips and tricks

Welcome to Ostend Sailing!

With the kind and professional support of WWSV

Yes we can!

The FLINN Cup is a regatta within the Ostend Cup series, organized by Ostend Sailing each year during the first week-end of September.

It includes a friendly INTER LAW FIRM COMPETITION amongst Belgian and International Law Firms.

FLINN promotes sports and we love competition as it helps to make us fit and sharp!

Next regatta
7-8 September 2019

Flinn Cup 2021: all aboard, attorneys!

This year, FLINN Cup was held again under the general theme “ZERO PLASTIC” because the main objective of sailing and surf clubs in Belgium – including Ostend Sailing – is to actively and effectively ban the unnecessary use of plastic.

The clubs are raising public awareness of the disastrous consequences of plastic pollution in our beautiful North Sea and throughout the world. For the organization, this specifically meant not using plastic lunch bags, cardboard guide arrows, no plastic spoons or yoghurt pots, and so on: ZERO PLASTIC!

The clubs who participate in the Ostend Cup have gathered resources and infrastructure so that sailors from different categories of boats (Yachts, Dragons, SB20, Catamarans, Patin a vela) can enjoy a quality sailing experience and share their resources.

Benoit Simpelaere, chairman of Ostend Sailing, commented:

It seems the skippers have done an excellent job by coaching our colleagues to sail their racing yachts. We are honored to host such international event which is the result of joining forces between 3 clubs OSTEND SAILING, RNSYC and TWINS. Big fun for more than 100 persons on the water and a full house for the festivities in our club house on Oosteroever beach. Congratulations to Allen & Overy, who supports this event from the first edition and will hopefully defend its title again on 3 September 2022.“

Jan Alleman, the skipper of the Allen & Overy Belgium team explained:

“Due to the strong wind (17-21 knots), there were really hard conditions for a first acquaintance with competition sailing. The crew learned about sailing terms and the regulation on the water. Everybody was really impressed with the gradient of the yacht and the effect of the waves on he vessel. Some of them were almost seasick. All of them where wet but happy!”

The competition was challenging and intense, and the prizes were distributed as follows:


1. Monaqua – Jan Alleman Allen & Overy
2. Moonlight shadow – Chris Baert Billiet & Co
3. XTRMLY – Arnaud Vanschoote Awerian
4. Alena – Filip Lammens Compagnie-O
5. JSoif – Nicolas Boel Flinn
6. Katmandu – Freddy Desmet Triangle
7. Palomar – Lothar Debruycker Ludwig & Van Dam
The competition was followed by a delicious “Land and Sea” BBQ in Ostend Sailing’s cozy club-house on Oosteroever beach, followed by a crew party.


  • JUBEL – All aboard op de Flinn Cup 2021 – EN
  • FLINN – Press release – EN
  • FLINN Cup 3de editie: strakke wind en fun in oostende! NLEN
  • Clubracer – 3de FLINN Cup: strakke wind en fun in Oostende – NL
  • LexGo – Flinn Cup 3rd Edition: When the weather joins in the fun! – EN


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