Setting sail

Travemünde Sailing Week 21nd–30st July 2023

The much loved races

Travemünde Sailing Week – that’s regattas and popular festival, the sea always in view, cheerful music in your ear and the aroma of tasty dishes in your nose. Once a year, the who’s who of sailing meet in Travemünde to compete on the waves of the Baltic Sea in a stiff breeze. And as a spectator, you can be there live when the sails glide over the water and the applause breaks out on the promenades. Every year, the sailing is accompanied by a lively festival on land. Then the resort becomes a stage and live music sounds from every corner. Stroll down the promenade directly on the waterfront, never losing sight of the lively comings and goings on the water. Take a break with a refreshment and enjoy the numerous culinary temptations and the free stage programme, feel the salt in the air and the laughter around you! This is not just a celebration of sailing but also of joie de vivre.

When is Travemünde Sailing Week held?

Travemünde Sailing Week is traditionally staged every summer. The next event will take place from 21nd to 30st July 2023. For ten days, the sailing event enlivens the seaside resort.

Sailing – which races are held during Travemünde Sailing Week?

During Travemünde Sailing Week, races are held in numerous different boat classes. Annually changing championships – such as German, European or World championships – are also staged in the expanses of Lübeck Bay. You can find all details oabput the races on the official website of Travemünde Sailing Week:

Must-see: the Rotspon Cup

Since 2004 one traditional element of the Travemünde Sailing Week is the popular Volksbank Rotspon Cup. Lübeck’s Mayor competes with a colleague. During the race on the Trave, it’s boat against boat. The politicians fight for their honour and also to win a bottle of Rotspon red wine. This good-humoured regatta is a reminder of the origins of Travemünde Sailing Week, a race between the Hamburg merchants Hermann Wentzel and Hermann Dröge off Travemünde in 1888.

The major closing fireworks display for Travemünde Sailing Week

The major fireworks display over Nordermole on the last evening marks the final climax of Travemünde Sailing Week.

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