Regatta News

Perfect sailing program, happy athletes

Nine days of sailing in a class of its own in sunny and rainy weather, wind for all weight and performance classes from light to solid, a compact programme in the 22 competitions, satisfied sailors and atmospheric honours for the winners: The final discussion with the Sports Director of the Travemünde Week, Jens Kath, and the Chief Race Director Anderl Denecke was marked by a ray of sunshine on the faces of the regatta officials, who, however, did not lose their critical view of what was happening.

 

From the Show to Taking Part to the Title Fights

There is no sailing event, where the sailing sport is more integrated into the festival program than at the Travemünde Week. The show races at the river Trave in the afternoon are bringing the sailing sport directly to the visitors of the Trave promenade, the program of Sail United invites to take part, the Volksbank Rotspon Cup challenges the politicians in a sports competition, and of course there will be also high-class sport in the bay of Lübeck. Its about trophies, titles and important points in the ranking lists for the best German sailors and international world-class sailors participating in the ranking list regattas, league competitions and championships. One European Championship and seven national title fights are in the focus of the interest. Athletes from all of Europe, but also from the USA have announced to come.

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.