The “Koninklijke Roei- en Zeilvereeniging ‘De Maas’” (Royal Maas Yacht Club) was established in 1851 (see: History) and therewith it is one of oldest sailing clubs of the Netherlands. The “Vereeniging” possesses a spectaculaire clubhouse near the river ‘Nieuwe Maas’, from which river she derives her name.
The present clubhouse was built in 1909.
The Club can take pride in many successes in sailing sport competitions, among Olympic sailing matches. An superb performance was achieved by honorary member, Conny van Rietschoten (1926 – 2013), who, with his sailing yacht Flyer I and in succession with Flyer II, won the Whitbread Round the World Race twice. The famous race which is presently called the Volvo Ocean Race.