The legendary Schalke 04 federal league football team has about sixty thousand fans organised into fan clubs, and the team’s Dutch fans regularly come to see their team play in the home matches. The largest Dutch fan club at 250 members is Blau und Weiss Enschede – members include ex-Schalke player Johan de Kock, Marco van Hoogdalem and Youri Mulder who brought the UEFA Europa League cup to the Ruhr with Huub Stevens as the team’s coach in 1997.
The colour for the starboard side – on the right of the channel – is green. These are conical or light buoys. Any top-mark would be a green cone pointing upward. Starboard marks have odd numbers.