Regatta News

New innovative formats in its 129. year

The Travemuende Week has been a central event for years, if it is about testing new formats of the sailing sport, opening new ways of medialization and demonstrating how to handle wind and waves to a broad public. The tracking of yachts and dinghies, the TV medialization, the show races on the Trave and the sailing league format, which is a fixed part of the Travemuende Week since the beginning of the National Sailing League, are just some examples.  And the Travemuende Week remains innovative in its 129. year. Two premieres are being celebrated, the hosting of World, European and German Championships - and of course the classics like the offshore races, the show races and the duel of the mayors against their competitors from politics are a set part of the sailing event from 20. until 29. July.

Regatta program close to the maximum

The 128. Travemuende Week was not for the faint-hearted from the perspective of the sports directors. Light winds, strong gusts, thunderstorm warnings and over and over again heavy rain were changing rapidly with good sailing conditions. It has been a challenge to find the right weather window for setting up the race courses in this scenario. A difficult task, that was mastered extraordinarily well. Apart from some few exceptions, the whole planned program could be offered for the boat classes. The overall race director Brian Schweder and the sports director Jens Kath can look back at the proud number of 380 races with 824 crews and 1500 sailors participating in total, sailing around 50,000 nautical miles, when adding up all boats. The planning for the upcoming Travemuende Weeks has already started. So it has already been confirmed, that the Vauriens will be having their World Championship and the Flying Juniors their European Championship in the Bay of Luebeck at the 129. Travemuende Week (20. until 29. July 2018).


Stormy final: Strong wind crews are rushing for the podium

The final race day of the International German Youth and Youngsters Championships at the Travemuende Week was again a real challenge for the crews. Strong winds on average and some strong gusts did create the framework for challenging finals. Not all boat classes were sent out on the water in these conditions. On course Golf, surfers, Teenies and O'pen Bics did abstain from starting. The Pirate sailors did decide for themselves to skip racing and came to an agreement with the race committee. The small Optimists, the Lasers, the wobbly 29er, the 420 and the Europes did go out on the water and sail their complete championship program.


Youth, National German Sailing League "Bundesliga", Offshore Sailing Travemuende Week 2017 with three main topics

The Travemuende Week 2017, Juli 21st to 30th, emphasises on clear sporting features. At the 128. edition of the most beautiful regatta week in the world, the focus is on youth championships, the sailing league "Bundesliga" and offshore sailing.