Nordseewoche 2015

Nordseewoche 2015

Nordseewoche 2015. After a two year break we spontaneously decided to join Germany’s only offshore regatta in the North Sea – even though previous races had been dominated by unpredictable weather conditions with thick fog and dead calm determining the grib data. We had a feeling this year would be different. After a relaxed transfer through the NOK – always a beautiful sightseeing tour, especially with good weather – we took off towards Cuxhaven. From there we joined the feeder regatta to Helgoland at the crack of dawn on Saturday. Despite a starting…continue reading →
Review to ‘Kieler Woche 2014’

Review to ‘Kieler Woche 2014’

London callin’ – that could be the Motto of Kieler Woche EVERY year, considering the weather conditions of the world’s biggest sailing event. Like every year, sun, wind and rain were constantly in the mix, which fortunately didn’t hamper the start of the Welcome Race – what a great way to kick off the Kieler Woche! We had absolute best Nordic sailing conditions with wind speeds of 5-7 Beaufort. This year, in addition to the traditional ORC-Rating, the races from Saturday to Wednesday were included in the IDM-Rating, which led to the classes…continue reading →
Review to ‘Maior 2014’

Review to ‘Maior 2014’

Alles gute bringt der Mai. Und so fand auch in diesem Jahr die erste Offshore-Regatta - die MAIOR (veranstaltet vom KYC) - im baltischen Einzugsgebiet vor Kiel statt. Die sowieso stetig ansteigende Teilnehmerzahlen brachen letztes Wochenende jedoch alle zu erwartenden Zahlen. Bereits am Vortag der ersten Wettfahrten nahmen gleich 50 Crews an der praktischen Trainingsveranstaltung 'Go4Speed' teil, bei der einige Boote in den Genuss von professionellen Coaches an Bord kommen durften. An den Wettkampftagen waren es dann ca. 100 Boote, die in unterschiedlichen ORC-Klassen und Einheitsklassen der Platu 25, Melges 24, J/80 und…continue reading →