Regatta News

Travemünder Woche must cancel 131st edition

Travemünder Woche is striking sails for 2020. All efforts to find a modified version for the sailing and festival week during the Corona crisis had to be abandoned. With the decision of the state government to prohibit all major events up to 31 August, the alternatives to the original date had been reduced to only one date. However, the option of a Travemünde week from 3 to 11 October proved to be unsustainable. In consultation with the City of Lübeck, the partners and TW co-organizers and after feedback from the sailing classes, the 131st Travemuende Week has therefore been cancelled today.

Travemünde Week provides up-to-date information here on the effects of the corona pandemic on the planning and implementation of Travemünde Week.

Currently we assume that the 131st Travemuende Week will take place at the announced date 17th July to 26th July 2020 and continue our preparations as planned!  
We will inform you about changes here.
(Status 17th March 2020)
Stay healthy and hope with us that we can navigate these stormy times well.
Your Travemünde Weekly Team

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.