Every year the skûtsjes keep Friesland in ‘circumcision’, they keep Friesland under their spell. Anyone who has a feeling for sailing will follow the battle between the old cargo ships closely. Skûtsjesilen is synonymous with racing sailing with old cargo ships, flat-bottomed boats that were built at the beginning of the last century to bring peat, manure and other cargo to the farms. For this, the ships had to enter shallow waterways. That is why the ships were made long and flat. Read more on the site mentioned below.
Hereby a link to the official site of the Skûtsjesilen. https://www.skutsjesilen.nl/over-sks/historie