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Wind, waves and a full race programme half-way through the 125th Travemuender Woche – Saxe wins the "Volksbank Rotspon Cup"

07/25/2014 09:20:00

The deciding race in the German Championships got off to a start half-way through the Travemuender Woche. The Contenders selected their nation's best with Volker Niediek from Lake Steinhude, on a day which brought waves, wind and a full race programme for the sailors in the nine classes that started. The organisers and athletes came back onto optimum water conditions for the deciding races of the TW after the stormy winds at the beginning of the week disrupted the race schedule. In addition to the Contenders, the Kielzugvögel also said goodbye to the 125th Travemuender Woche.

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weather report July 25

07/25/2014 08:11:00

- The weather pattern is still the same like the previous days - with high pressure in the N and Low pressure in the S - but low pressure has spread from the S up to the Elbe - race area sees still relative stable E-ly gradients during the day - supporting the race courses with NE-E-ly breeze until this evening

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weather report July 24

07/24/2014 08:09:00

- Nearly no change in general weather pattern - furthermore the central high pressure is located across the N-thern Northsea and Norway - generating a furthermore NE-ly gradient breeze … supported from a thermal breeze over day … becoming a bit stronger and more gusty in the aftnoon

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Saxe and Kämpfer prepare for the "Volksbank Rotspon Cub" – Ynglings start their world championship round of the TW – Winners of the Finn Dinghy, F18, 18-Footer, O-Jolle and Trias classes decided

07/23/2014 11:42:00

He will be able to sleep well tonight. The mayor of Kiel Ulf Kämpfer is not nervous about making his debut in the duel for the "Volksbank Rotspon Cup” at the Travemuender Woche on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 at 12 noon. “I'm looking forward to a great day and being able to experience and enjoy the much acclaimed atmosphere of the Travemuender Woche", says Kämpfer. The mayor of Kiel also has another first to overcome. He has never sailed on the historical A+R yachts of the 8 KR class. He is nevertheless looking forward to it and doing everything to win: "In addition to a very competent team, I will hopefully have the famous beginner's luck." Kämpfer does not have a vast amount of sailing experience. So far he has only been an "occasional but enthusiastic crew member."

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Norddeutscher Regatta Verein wins the second round of the 1st National Sailing League – Strong winds only permit races in the Dyas and the Kielzugvögel classes on the Pötenitzer Wiek

07/22/2014 09:26:00

The wind picked up sharply and most sailors of the Travemuender Woche paused for breath. On the third day of sailing at one of the most fantastic regattas in the world, the wind was just too good for the athletes and organisers. With gusts of up to 30 knots and a wave of up to two and a half metres high in the Bay of Lübeck, the race director Walter Mielke decided at 1 p.m. to call off all further day races in nine out of eleven classes. Only the Dyas class started its International German Championship and the Kielzugvögel used the "indoor" race courses in the protected Pötenitzer Wiek. In addition, the 1st National Sailing League completed its final day of the second competition of the season on the SAP Media Race Course.

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First anniversary TW winners named – Glorious weather attracts around 290,000 visitors on the first TW weekend

07/21/2014 09:12:00

Beautiful sunshine, warm temperatures and a wind of around 20 knots left nothing to be desired for the opening weekend of the Travemuender Woche. “Approximately 290,000 visitors have come to Travemünde and have celebrated the anniversary with us, strolled along the fan mile or followed the exciting races for the 1st National Sailing League in the SAP Sail Cube”, says Jens Kath, managing director of Travemünder Woche gGmbH. “Yesterday evening the main attractions were the beach clubs of the Holsten Beach Area. The alcohol-free beach club was also well attended and the visitors celebrated peacefully until midnight.”

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Thermals benefit the anniversary TW – Sun and wind bring a good start to the TW

07/20/2014 10:46:00

With a perfect start for the sailors, the regatta events of the Travemuender Woche have officially begun its 125th year. On the stroke of 10 a.m. the race director Wolfgang Bahr sent off the middle-distance races in the direction of Grömitz. Seven classes followed on the triangle courses at 1.p.m and the teams in the National Sailing League set off for the second day of the season at 2 p.m. The SAP Trave Races of the Formula 18 class rounded off the perfect first day of the Travemuender Woche 2014.

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Perfect atmosphere for the opening of the Travemuender Woche during the anniversary year

07/20/2014 09:49:00

The opening for the week of sailing could not have been better. A fresh easterly breeze blew over the River Trave during the ceremonial start of the 125th Travemuender Woche, and the sunshine cast a beautiful light over the notable guests. The guests of honour arrived from 5 p.m. and gathered for a small ceremony on the terrace of the Lübeck Yacht Club, the main organiser of the Travemuender Woche. Aboard the "Lisa von Lübeck", a replica of a historical Hanseatic ship, Lübeck's mayor Bernd Saxe gave the official opening signal of “raise the flag” just a few seconds after 6 p.m.

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Welcome to Travemünde – welcome to the 125th Travemünde Week !

07/18/2014 22:49:00

125 years of Travemünde Week: An amazing and impressive history, even to us, the organisers. The event originates in a race which between two tradesmen from Hamburg, Hermann Wentzel and Hermann Dröge, who in 1889 competed for a bottle of a local wine specialty, ‘Lübecker Rotspon’. Today, it is a major sailing festival with 850 boats, 1,500 sailors and nine fun-filled festival days. Travemünde Week has grown to become one of the world’s biggest and most important sailing regattas.

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Where and when to sail?

07/15/2014 22:28:00

Here you can find the race courses and the complete race schedule for all classes and championships.

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