Setting sail

Travemünde Sailing Week 23rd July - 1st August 2021

Sailing and Festival

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. This is how we want it to be again in 2021. It’s still too early to say what the 2021 Travemünde Sailing Week will look like. Some concepts may have to be adjusted and it may not be possible to repeat all the cherished elements from previous years in the exact same form. What is without doubt, though, is that all concerned will be doing everything to make this popular sporting event possible.

When is Travemünde Sailing Week held?

Travemünde Sailing Week is traditionally staged every year between the middle and end of July. The next date will be from 23 July to 1 August 2021. For ten days, sailing and festival enliven the resort, transporting you directly to maritime spheres.

Sailing – what regattas are held in Travemünde Sailing Week?

During Travemünde Sailing Week, regattas 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 on the competitions on the official website of Travemünde Sailing Week:

Tip: The “Trave Races” add a particularly popular element of show to Travemünde Sailing Week. Every day, short races are held in the Trave Sailing Arena for around an hour in the afternoon, races which are more than a little tricky. From Travepromenade, you have the perfect view of the spectacular jockeying for position between Passat Harbour on Priwall and the Regatta Centre on the mainland side. Thanks to the riveting, expert commentary, even the uninitiated can follow events on the water. Be at the heart of the action in a casual atmosphere!

Must-see: the Rotspon Cup

A cherished tradition that has been a fixture in Travemünde Sailing Week since 2004: In the popular Volksbank Rotspon Cup, Lübeck’s Mayor goes up against a selected political colleague. In the race on the Trave, it’s boat against boat. They’re fighting for their honour and a bottle of Rotspon. 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 Festival with Travemünde Sailing Week

A vivacious public festival is held on land to accompany the thrilling regattas on the water. Let yourself go to the beat of the music and enjoy the comprehensive culinary offerings. You’ll find more than just ship’s biscuits. Discover the various sites and choose your favourite spot for Travemünde Sailing Week!

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.

Getting here and parking in Travemünde

It’s best to arrive for Travemünde Sailing Week by public transport. Numerous additional services are put on late in the evening to ensure that the site of the event can be reached at all times. You can find the most important connections on the website of Travemünde Sailing Week Should you nevertheless opt to travel by car, you will also find all the official car parks listed there.

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