Registration is open

After kicking off the Travemünde Week with the traditional boot reception in Düsseldorf, the sailing and festival week is now taking the next organizational step: registration for the regattas at the 135th Travemünde Week are now open. Travemünde Week (July 19 to 28). Just in time for the start of the sailing season, the notice of race for the 22 sailing competitions has been published. The preparations are now entering the concrete phase and the athletes can plan their competitions in Travemünde. A total of over 700 boats and around 1300 sailors are expected. Messages and information are available at

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The largest field is expected for the German Optimist Championship. Photo:

“Over the past few weeks, we have been working intensively on the coordination with the individual class associations. At a major event like the Travemünde Week, it is always a special puzzle to put all the pieces together. As organizers, we want to meet the various needs of the participants and incorporate them into the framework concept,” says Jens Kath, Sports Director of the Travemünde Week.

Around 1300 participants are expected

And this year there is once again a wide range of classes that want to take part in the regatta week at the most beautiful time of the year. The championships on offer range from the German title fights for the youngest sailors to high-class competitions in former Olympic classes and the programmes in offshore sailing. “It’s going to be an exciting ten days in July. We have classes with highly ambitious athletes, but also those for whom the atmosphere around the races is at least as important. The Travemünde Week offers regattas for amateur and top athletes alike. And everyone should feel equally at home here,” says principal race officer Anderl Denecke and adds: “The most important thing for a successful regatta is the area – and the Travemünde Week offers the best conditions for this: It’s a short distance from our mooring and berthing areas to the regatta courses and to the festival in the evenings. The prevailing wind and weather conditions in Travemünde in July also enjoy an excellent reputation.”

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The dragon class enjoyed the perfect conditions off Travemünde last year and are back again this year with the Grand Prix. Photo:

In order to provide the areas for the sailors during the Travemünde Week, intensive organization and the commitment of numerous volunteers are required every year. “We are delighted that we are always able to find volunteers who commit their vacation time to the Travemünde Week. It is the family atmosphere that makes the Travemünde Week so attractive for volunteers. Interested people are always welcome in this family. There are many fields in which you can contribute your organizational talent,” says TW Managing Director Frank Schärffe.

Regatta week for amateur and elite athletes

The regatta organization once again includes the Sailing Village in the heart of Travemünde with the adjacent Tornadowiese, the Mövenstein and the Grünstrand on the Travemünde side as well as the Passat Harbour and the Priwall Beach on the Priwall.

The J/22 and the D-One are located directly in the festival area on the Tornadowiese. While the J/22s are sailing in the German Open, the D-Ones are competing for the European title in the Silver Cup.

The Grünstrand becomes a hotspot for the World Cup classes during the TW days. Both the IC Canoe and the Flying Junior will take to the water from here for their world championships. The Javelin (European Cup), the Taifun (German Championship) and the RS Aero (German Open) are also based here. Together they will provide international flair. In the immediate vicinity, on the Mövenstein, are the Teenys, for whom the German youth title is at stake.

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The IC Canoe come to Travemünde with their world championship and turn the Grünstrand into a melting pot of nations. Photo:

The Passathafen will be home to the former Olympia classes. The dragons start from here for the Grand Prix, the star boats for the German Championship. And the largest fleet of the Travemünde Week will be moored on the Priwall beach. Around 250 optimists are expected, as the International German Youth Championship is at stake.

Ranking list regattas in seven classes, the Optimist team competition and the ip-and-down, coastal race and long-distance regatta round off the wide range of sporting activities on offer at the 135th edition. Travemünde Week. The Trave Races, the show races between Passathafen and Travepromenade in the afternoon, as well as the Volksbank Rotspon Cup on Wednesday afternoon (July 24), the regatta of Mayor Jan Lindenau against a political colleague, provide a direct link to the festival.