Setting sail

Travemünde Sailing Week 22nd–31st July 2022

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. This is how we want it to be again in 2022. It’s still too early to say what the 2022 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 summer. The next event will take place from 22nd to 31st July 2022. 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.

Getting here and parking in Travemünde

It’s best to arrive for Travemünde Sailing Week by public transport. 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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