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July 20 2014

 

Thermals benefit the anniversary TW  –  Sun and wind bring a good start to the TW
With a perfect start for the sailors, the regatta events of the Travemuender Woche have officially begun its 125th year. On the stroke of 10 a.m. the race director Wolfgang Bahr sent off the middle-distance races in the direction of Grömitz. Seven classes followed on the triangle courses at 1.p.m and the teams in the National Sailing League set off for the second day of the season at 2 p.m. The SAP Trave Races of the Formula 18 class rounded off the perfect first day of the Travemuender Woche 2014.
With a north-easterly breeze of ten to twelve knots, the race director could send off crews onto the race course. "Everything went really smoothly," said Bahr. A few crews, however, had still been a little uncertainty about the starting sequence, since recreational crews sometimes meet highly ambitious teams on the race course. While there are teams that also want to compete for the world championship title in Kiel in August and use the races of the Travemuender Woche as a performance test, thus competing for every second, there are others who simply enjoy the feeling of being part of a large event. It is exactly this range of enthusiasm for sailing that makes the Travemuender Woche so unique.
The race to various course markers in the Bay of Lübeck was fast-paced for the crews. The wind picked up to up to five Beauforts and the waves stunned the crews. "It all went smoothly and there were no reports of any breakages," said Bahr. The fastest to the finish line in their class were the "Cedo Nulli", an X41 by Dieter Schorling (Lübeck) for the large yachts and the "Sisqua", a Dehler 34 by Armin Balser (Niederrad) for the small boats.
After the three races on the first day for the Finns, an Olympic class that starts in the first half of the Travemuender Woche, there are two Polish leaders, Piotr Kula and Jakub Marciniak. Kula crossed the finish line in front of his fellow countryman three times.
A very special experience is the entrance of the 12-foot dinghies at the TW. The small boats can be admired on the TW Classic Course in the Pötnitzer Wiek. The atmosphere in the class is colourful, informal and cheerful. Between the world, European and German championships, their "George Cockshott Trophy" stands out, a regatta series that was named after the designer of the wooden boats. They are delivered to the TW from four countries – Italy, France, Turkey and Germany. Designed in 1913, they are just under four metres long and are also made from synthetic materials today. "There are a good 1,000 boats worldwide", explains Andreas Fuhrhop (Lübeck), fleet captain of a 12-foot dinghy who will also set off from the starting line with his "Subito". To kick off the show, the dinghies present themselves in a small sailing parade in front of the four-masted barque "Passat" before launching into their two races. After which, the Italian Vincenzo Penagini took the lead after two race wines and Fuhrhop is leading the Germans in fifth place.
There are German colours at the top for three classes. With the absence of the TW record holders for the Formula 18 catamarans, the brothers Helge und Christian Sach from Zarnekau, Robert Schütz and Rea Kühl from Flensburg have taken the lead with three victories on the first day. The leaders of the O-Jolle class, which was in the 1936 Olympics, come from Lake Steinhude. Harry Voss kept his bow in front for the two races. The crews of Mathias Strand (Rursee) and Holger Köhne (Potsdam) delivered a head-to-head race in the Trias class. Both achieved a victory and secured second place in the list.
The 18-foot dinghies got underway with far too much power on the first day. The fleet of skiffs decided on the large rig in the morning. This was the wrong decision as the onset of strong thermals became apparent. However it was too late to change decision. "We just had too much overload downwind", reported Norbert Peter (Berlin) who has Hannes Baumann with him on-board his "Magic Marine". The participant in the 49s of the 2012 Olympics ventured into the 18-foot dinghies and showed "a steep learning curve", according to Norbert Peter. Landing on the beach in the breaking waves was also a particular challenge for the skiffs. They succeeded without breakage with the help of one another. After the one-day races, Norbert Peter and his crew are in third place. The leadership is taken by the Dane Flemming Clausen.
As expected, the Dutch flag flies at the top of the Yngling class. The former women's Olympic class hold their world championships in Travemünde. However, the pre-world championships are still being contested until Monday. Jamin Maarten is in the lead while the international class president Mattias Dahlström is somewhat lagging behind his own expectations in ninth place.
The F18 catamarans got off to a start for the SAP Trave Races in the afternoon. They presented the viewers with fast-paced action and even a capsized boat in front of the "Passat". The spectators had fun and all crews came back intact.
The 1st National Sailing League received positive media attention on the first day of the fantastic week of sailing. The eighteen clubs in the first league go into the second competition of the season on the SAP Media Race Course. They will sail close to the shore in front of the visitors to the festival for three days. The races will also be broadcast live on the large screen in the SAP Sail Cube. For this, the teams are observed by up to six cameras on-board the boats as well as from the air by balloons and drones. Germany's most successful sailor Jochen Schümann gave strong praise of this: "The set-up on the beach is excellent. It makes sailing easy to understand for the visitors", said the three-time Olympic champion, on a fleeting visit to Travemünde. Schümann will travel on to Fehmarn to attend a charity event for Sunshine4Kids, which allows disadvantaged children to try sailing. The fleet of young sailors will also visit the Travemuender Woche in the coming week.
Not only have the sailors broken a sweat today. Visitors were able to give their best on the two treadmills at the public utility stand on the Trave promenade. And all for a good cause: for each kilometre run, the public utility company will donate one euro to "Sunshine4Kids" or Lübeck's student theatre project "Kunst am Kai" (Art on the Quay). The keen athletes may choose where the donations goes to themselves.
The start of the anniversary was celebrated until midnight yesterday. The Travemuender Woche had invited approximately 140 friends, partners and alumni to the Arosa Hotel Travemünde. The evening was packed full with an extensive programme and was supported by boat Düsseldorf, which organised their big Passat evening at the Travemuender Woche. The entry was made by the top LYC sailor Simon Grotelüschen (sixth at the London Olympics) and Leon Oehme (2014 world champion). Both "agreed" to the regatta on the River Trave and will thereby recreate the origins of the Travemuender Woche: Hermann Wentzel and Hermann Dröge did this in 1889, exactly 125 years ago. At the ceremony yesterday, greetings were passed on from Dierk Faust (chairman of the Lübeck Yacht Club), Andreas Breitner (interior minister of Schleswig-Holstein), Gabriele Schopenhauer (head of the city council of Lübeck), Dietmer Reeh (chair of the Deutscher Segler Verband) and Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel (project manager of boot Düsseldorf). Many old photos were displayed and there were interviews with the leaders of the partner clubs, old eyewitnesses, former TW managers and many top-class athletes who got their "sea legs" at the Travemuender Woche, including Jürgen Klinghardt (5x German champion, world champion) and Alexander Hagen (2x world champion, 3x European champion and 2x Olympian). For the finale there was a glimpse of how the outgoing race director Walter Mielke imagines the 150th Travemuender Woche in 2039. This includes high-profile championships, the Trave party and of course the Olympic village, since "we will be the hosts of the 2024 Olympics".

Thermals benefit the anniversary TW  –  Sun and wind bring a good start to the TW

With a perfect start for the sailors, the regatta events of the Travemuender Woche have officially begun its 125th year. On the stroke of 10 a.m. the race director Wolfgang Bahr sent off the middle-distance races in the direction of Grömitz. Seven classes followed on the triangle courses at 1.p.m and the teams in the National Sailing League set off for the second day of the season at 2 p.m. The SAP Trave Races of the Formula 18 class rounded off the perfect first day of the Travemuender Woche 2014.

With a north-easterly breeze of ten to twelve knots, the race director could send off crews onto the race course. "Everything went really smoothly," said Bahr. A few crews, however, had still been a little uncertainty about the starting sequence, since recreational crews sometimes meet highly ambitious teams on the race course. While there are teams that also want to compete for the world championship title in Kiel in August and use the races of the Travemuender Woche as a performance test, thus competing for every second, there are others who simply enjoy the feeling of being part of a large event. It is exactly this range of enthusiasm for sailing that makes the Travemuender Woche so unique.

The race to various course markers in the Bay of Lübeck was fast-paced for the crews. The wind picked up to up to five Beauforts and the waves stunned the crews. "It all went smoothly and there were no reports of any breakages," said Bahr. The fastest to the finish line in their class were the "Cedo Nulli", an X41 by Dieter Schorling (Lübeck) for the large yachts and the "Sisqua", a Dehler 34 by Armin Balser (Niederrad) for the small boats.

After the three races on the first day for the Finns, an Olympic class that starts in the first half of the Travemuender Woche, there are two Polish leaders, Piotr Kula and Jakub Marciniak. Kula crossed the finish line in front of his fellow countryman three times.

A very special experience is the entrance of the 12-foot dinghies at the TW. The small boats can be admired on the TW Classic Course in the Pötnitzer Wiek. The atmosphere in the class is colourful, informal and cheerful. Between the world, European and German championships, their "George Cockshott Trophy" stands out, a regatta series that was named after the designer of the wooden boats. They are delivered to the TW from four countries – Italy, France, Turkey and Germany. Designed in 1913, they are just under four metres long and are also made from synthetic materials today. "There are a good 1,000 boats worldwide", explains Andreas Fuhrhop (Lübeck), fleet captain of a 12-foot dinghy who will also set off from the starting line with his "Subito". To kick off the show, the dinghies present themselves in a small sailing parade in front of the four-masted barque "Passat" before launching into their two races. After which, the Italian Vincenzo Penagini took the lead after two race wines and Fuhrhop is leading the Germans in fifth place.

There are German colours at the top for three classes. With the absence of the TW record holders for the Formula 18 catamarans, the brothers Helge und Christian Sach from Zarnekau, Robert Schütz and Rea Kühl from Flensburg have taken the lead with three victories on the first day. The leaders of the O-Jolle class, which was in the 1936 Olympics, come from Lake Steinhude. Harry Voss kept his bow in front for the two races. The crews of Mathias Strand (Rursee) and Holger Köhne (Potsdam) delivered a head-to-head race in the Trias class. Both achieved a victory and secured second place in the list.

The 18-foot dinghies got underway with far too much power on the first day. The fleet of skiffs decided on the large rig in the morning. This was the wrong decision as the onset of strong thermals became apparent. However it was too late to change decision. "We just had too much overload downwind", reported Norbert Peter (Berlin) who has Hannes Baumann with him on-board his "Magic Marine". The participant in the 49s of the 2012 Olympics ventured into the 18-foot dinghies and showed "a steep learning curve", according to Norbert Peter. Landing on the beach in the breaking waves was also a particular challenge for the skiffs. They succeeded without breakage with the help of one another. After the one-day races, Norbert Peter and his crew are in third place. The leadership is taken by the Dane Flemming Clausen.

As expected, the Dutch flag flies at the top of the Yngling class. The former women's Olympic class hold their world championships in Travemünde. However, the pre-world championships are still being contested until Monday. Jamin Maarten is in the lead while the international class president Mattias Dahlström is somewhat lagging behind his own expectations in ninth place.

The F18 catamarans got off to a start for the SAP Trave Races in the afternoon. They presented the viewers with fast-paced action and even a capsized boat in front of the "Passat". The spectators had fun and all crews came back intact.

The 1st National Sailing League received positive media attention on the first day of the fantastic week of sailing. The eighteen clubs in the first league go into the second competition of the season on the SAP Media Race Course. They will sail close to the shore in front of the visitors to the festival for three days. The races will also be broadcast live on the large screen in the SAP Sail Cube. For this, the teams are observed by up to six cameras on-board the boats as well as from the air by balloons and drones. Germany's most successful sailor Jochen Schümann gave strong praise of this: "The set-up on the beach is excellent. It makes sailing easy to understand for the visitors", said the three-time Olympic champion, on a fleeting visit to Travemünde. Schümann will travel on to Fehmarn to attend a charity event for Sunshine4Kids, which allows disadvantaged children to try sailing. The fleet of young sailors will also visit the Travemuender Woche in the coming week.

Not only have the sailors broken a sweat today. Visitors were able to give their best on the two treadmills at the public utility stand on the Trave promenade. And all for a good cause: for each kilometre run, the public utility company will donate one euro to "Sunshine4Kids" or Lübeck's student theatre project "Kunst am Kai" (Art on the Quay). The keen athletes may choose where the donations goes to themselves.

The start of the anniversary was celebrated until midnight yesterday. The Travemuender Woche had invited approximately 140 friends, partners and alumni to the Arosa Hotel Travemünde. The evening was packed full with an extensive programme and was supported by boat Düsseldorf, which organised their big Passat evening at the Travemuender Woche. The entry was made by the top LYC sailor Simon Grotelüschen (sixth at the London Olympics) and Leon Oehme (2014 world champion). Both "agreed" to the regatta on the River Trave and will thereby recreate the origins of the Travemuender Woche: Hermann Wentzel and Hermann Dröge did this in 1889, exactly 125 years ago. At the ceremony yesterday, greetings were passed on from Dierk Faust (chairman of the Lübeck Yacht Club), Andreas Breitner (interior minister of Schleswig-Holstein), Gabriele Schopenhauer (head of the city council of Lübeck), Dietmer Reeh (chair of the Deutscher Segler Verband) and Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel (project manager of boot Düsseldorf). Many old photos were displayed and there were interviews with the leaders of the partner clubs, old eyewitnesses, former TW managers and many top-class athletes who got their "sea legs" at the Travemuender Woche, including Jürgen Klinghardt (5x German champion, world champion) and Alexander Hagen (2x world champion, 3x European champion and 2x Olympian). For the finale there was a glimpse of how the outgoing race director Walter Mielke imagines the 150th Travemuender Woche in 2039. This includes high-profile championships, the Trave party and of course the Olympic village, since "we will be the hosts of the 2024 Olympics".

Thermals benefit the anniversary TW  –  Sun and wind bring a good start to the TW

 

With a perfect start for the sailors, the regatta events of the Travemuender Woche have officially begun its 125th year. On the stroke of 10 a.m. the race director Wolfgang Bahr sent off the middle-distance races in the direction of Grömitz. Seven classes followed on the triangle courses at 1.p.m and the teams in the National Sailing League set off for the second day of the season at 2 p.m. The SAP Trave Races of the Formula 18 class rounded off the perfect first day of the Travemuender Woche 2014.

 

With a north-easterly breeze of ten to twelve knots, the race director could send off crews onto the race course. "Everything went really smoothly," said Bahr. A few crews, however, had still been a little uncertainty about the starting sequence, since recreational crews sometimes meet highly ambitious teams on the race course. While there are teams that also want to compete for the world championship title in Kiel in August and use the races of the Travemuender Woche as a performance test, thus competing for every second, there are others who simply enjoy the feeling of being part of a large event. It is exactly this range of enthusiasm for sailing that makes the Travemuender Woche so unique.

 

The race to various course markers in the Bay of Lübeck was fast-paced for the crews. The wind picked up to up to five Beauforts and the waves stunned the crews. "It all went smoothly and there were no reports of any breakages," said Bahr. The fastest to the finish line in their class were the "Cedo Nulli", an X41 by Dieter Schorling (Lübeck) for the large yachts and the "Sisqua", a Dehler 34 by Armin Balser (Niederrad) for the small boats.

 

After the three races on the first day for the Finns, an Olympic class that starts in the first half of the Travemuender Woche, there are two Polish leaders, Piotr Kula and Jakub Marciniak. Kula crossed the finish line in front of his fellow countryman three times.

 

A very special experience is the entrance of the 12-foot dinghies at the TW. The small boats can be admired on the TW Classic Course in the Pötnitzer Wiek. The atmosphere in the class is colourful, informal and cheerful. Between the world, European and German championships, their "George Cockshott Trophy" stands out, a regatta series that was named after the designer of the wooden boats. They are delivered to the TW from four countries – Italy, France, Turkey and Germany. Designed in 1913, they are just under four metres long and are also made from synthetic materials today. "There are a good 1,000 boats worldwide", explains Andreas Fuhrhop (Lübeck), fleet captain of a 12-foot dinghy who will also set off from the starting line with his "Subito". To kick off the show, the dinghies present themselves in a small sailing parade in front of the four-masted barque "Passat" before launching into their two races. After which, the Italian Vincenzo Penagini took the lead after two race wines and Fuhrhop is leading the Germans in fifth place.

 

There are German colours at the top for three classes. With the absence of the TW record holders for the Formula 18 catamarans, the brothers Helge und Christian Sach from Zarnekau, Robert Schütz and Rea Kühl from Flensburg have taken the lead with three victories on the first day. The leaders of the O-Jolle class, which was in the 1936 Olympics, come from Lake Steinhude. Harry Voss kept his bow in front for the two races. The crews of Mathias Strand (Rursee) and Holger Köhne (Potsdam) delivered a head-to-head race in the Trias class. Both achieved a victory and secured second place in the list.

 

The 18-foot dinghies got underway with far too much power on the first day. The fleet of skiffs decided on the large rig in the morning. This was the wrong decision as the onset of strong thermals became apparent. However it was too late to change decision. "We just had too much overload downwind", reported Norbert Peter (Berlin) who has Hannes Baumann with him on-board his "Magic Marine". The participant in the 49s of the 2012 Olympics ventured into the 18-foot dinghies and showed "a steep learning curve", according to Norbert Peter. Landing on the beach in the breaking waves was also a particular challenge for the skiffs. They succeeded without breakage with the help of one another. After the one-day races, Norbert Peter and his crew are in third place. The leadership is taken by the Dane Flemming Clausen.

 

As expected, the Dutch flag flies at the top of the Yngling class. The former women's Olympic class hold their world championships in Travemünde. However, the pre-world championships are still being contested until Monday. Jamin Maarten is in the lead while the international class president Mattias Dahlström is somewhat lagging behind his own expectations in ninth place.

 

The F18 catamarans got off to a start for the SAP Trave Races in the afternoon. They presented the viewers with fast-paced action and even a capsized boat in front of the "Passat". The spectators had fun and all crews came back intact.

 

The 1st National Sailing League received positive media attention on the first day of the fantastic week of sailing. The eighteen clubs in the first league go into the second competition of the season on the SAP Media Race Course. They will sail close to the shore in front of the visitors to the festival for three days. The races will also be broadcast live on the large screen in the SAP Sail Cube. For this, the teams are observed by up to six cameras on-board the boats as well as from the air by balloons and drones. Germany's most successful sailor Jochen Schümann gave strong praise of this: "The set-up on the beach is excellent. It makes sailing easy to understand for the visitors", said the three-time Olympic champion, on a fleeting visit to Travemünde. Schümann will travel on to Fehmarn to attend a charity event for Sunshine4Kids, which allows disadvantaged children to try sailing. The fleet of young sailors will also visit the Travemuender Woche in the coming week.

 

Not only have the sailors broken a sweat today. Visitors were able to give their best on the two treadmills at the public utility stand on the Trave promenade. And all for a good cause: for each kilometre run, the public utility company will donate one euro to "Sunshine4Kids" or Lübeck's student theatre project "Kunst am Kai" (Art on the Quay). The keen athletes may choose where the donations goes to themselves.

 

The start of the anniversary was celebrated until midnight yesterday. The Travemuender Woche had invited approximately 140 friends, partners and alumni to the Arosa Hotel Travemünde. The evening was packed full with an extensive programme and was supported by boat Düsseldorf, which organised their big Passat evening at the Travemuender Woche. The entry was made by the top LYC sailor Simon Grotelüschen (sixth at the London Olympics) and Leon Oehme (2014 world champion). Both "agreed" to the regatta on the River Trave and will thereby recreate the origins of the Travemuender Woche: Hermann Wentzel and Hermann Dröge did this in 1889, exactly 125 years ago. At the ceremony yesterday, greetings were passed on from Dierk Faust (chairman of the Lübeck Yacht Club), Andreas Breitner (interior minister of Schleswig-Holstein), Gabriele Schopenhauer (head of the city council of Lübeck), Dietmer Reeh (chair of the Deutscher Segler Verband) and Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel (project manager of boot Düsseldorf). Many old photos were displayed and there were interviews with the leaders of the partner clubs, old eyewitnesses, former TW managers and many top-class athletes who got their "sea legs" at the Travemuender Woche, including Jürgen Klinghardt (5x German champion, world champion) and Alexander Hagen (2x world champion, 3x European champion and 2x Olympian). For the finale there was a glimpse of how the outgoing race director Walter Mielke imagines the 150th Travemuender Woche in 2039. This includes high-profile championships, the Trave party and of course the Olympic village, since "we will be the hosts of the 2024 Olympics".

Thermals benefit the anniversary TW  –  Sun and wind bring a good start to the TW

 

With a perfect start for the sailors, the regatta events of the Travemuender Woche have officially begun its 125th year. On the stroke of 10 a.m. the race director Wolfgang Bahr sent off the middle-distance races in the direction of Grömitz. Seven classes followed on the triangle courses at 1.p.m and the teams in the National Sailing League set off for the second day of the season at 2 p.m. The SAP Trave Races of the Formula 18 class rounded off the perfect first day of the Travemuender Woche 2014.

 

With a north-easterly breeze of ten to twelve knots, the race director could send off crews onto the race course. "Everything went really smoothly," said Bahr. A few crews, however, had still been a little uncertainty about the starting sequence, since recreational crews sometimes meet highly ambitious teams on the race course. While there are teams that also want to compete for the world championship title in Kiel in August and use the races of the Travemuender Woche as a performance test, thus competing for every second, there are others who simply enjoy the feeling of being part of a large event. It is exactly this range of enthusiasm for sailing that makes the Travemuender Woche so unique.

 

The race to various course markers in the Bay of Lübeck was fast-paced for the crews. The wind picked up to up to five Beauforts and the waves stunned the crews. "It all went smoothly and there were no reports of any breakages," said Bahr. The fastest to the finish line in their class were the "Cedo Nulli", an X41 by Dieter Schorling (Lübeck) for the large yachts and the "Sisqua", a Dehler 34 by Armin Balser (Niederrad) for the small boats.

 

After the three races on the first day for the Finns, an Olympic class that starts in the first half of the Travemuender Woche, there are two Polish leaders, Piotr Kula and Jakub Marciniak. Kula crossed the finish line in front of his fellow countryman three times.

 

A very special experience is the entrance of the 12-foot dinghies at the TW. The small boats can be admired on the TW Classic Course in the Pötnitzer Wiek. The atmosphere in the class is colourful, informal and cheerful. Between the world, European and German championships, their "George Cockshott Trophy" stands out, a regatta series that was named after the designer of the wooden boats. They are delivered to the TW from four countries – Italy, France, Turkey and Germany. Designed in 1913, they are just under four metres long and are also made from synthetic materials today. "There are a good 1,000 boats worldwide", explains Andreas Fuhrhop (Lübeck), fleet captain of a 12-foot dinghy who will also set off from the starting line with his "Subito". To kick off the show, the dinghies present themselves in a small sailing parade in front of the four-masted barque "Passat" before launching into their two races. After which, the Italian Vincenzo Penagini took the lead after two race wines and Fuhrhop is leading the Germans in fifth place.

 

There are German colours at the top for three classes. With the absence of the TW record holders for the Formula 18 catamarans, the brothers Helge und Christian Sach from Zarnekau, Robert Schütz and Rea Kühl from Flensburg have taken the lead with three victories on the first day. The leaders of the O-Jolle class, which was in the 1936 Olympics, come from Lake Steinhude. Harry Voss kept his bow in front for the two races. The crews of Mathias Strand (Rursee) and Holger Köhne (Potsdam) delivered a head-to-head race in the Trias class. Both achieved a victory and secured second place in the list.

 

The 18-foot dinghies got underway with far too much power on the first day. The fleet of skiffs decided on the large rig in the morning. This was the wrong decision as the onset of strong thermals became apparent. However it was too late to change decision. "We just had too much overload downwind", reported Norbert Peter (Berlin) who has Hannes Baumann with him on-board his "Magic Marine". The participant in the 49s of the 2012 Olympics ventured into the 18-foot dinghies and showed "a steep learning curve", according to Norbert Peter. Landing on the beach in the breaking waves was also a particular challenge for the skiffs. They succeeded without breakage with the help of one another. After the one-day races, Norbert Peter and his crew are in third place. The leadership is taken by the Dane Flemming Clausen.

 

As expected, the Dutch flag flies at the top of the Yngling class. The former women's Olympic class hold their world championships in Travemünde. However, the pre-world championships are still being contested until Monday. Jamin Maarten is in the lead while the international class president Mattias Dahlström is somewhat lagging behind his own expectations in ninth place.

 

The F18 catamarans got off to a start for the SAP Trave Races in the afternoon. They presented the viewers with fast-paced action and even a capsized boat in front of the "Passat". The spectators had fun and all crews came back intact.

 

The 1st National Sailing League received positive media attention on the first day of the fantastic week of sailing. The eighteen clubs in the first league go into the second competition of the season on the SAP Media Race Course. They will sail close to the shore in front of the visitors to the festival for three days. The races will also be broadcast live on the large screen in the SAP Sail Cube. For this, the teams are observed by up to six cameras on-board the boats as well as from the air by balloons and drones. Germany's most successful sailor Jochen Schümann gave strong praise of this: "The set-up on the beach is excellent. It makes sailing easy to understand for the visitors", said the three-time Olympic champion, on a fleeting visit to Travemünde. Schümann will travel on to Fehmarn to attend a charity event for Sunshine4Kids, which allows disadvantaged children to try sailing. The fleet of young sailors will also visit the Travemuender Woche in the coming week.

 

Not only have the sailors broken a sweat today. Visitors were able to give their best on the two treadmills at the public utility stand on the Trave promenade. And all for a good cause: for each kilometre run, the public utility company will donate one euro to "Sunshine4Kids" or Lübeck's student theatre project "Kunst am Kai" (Art on the Quay). The keen athletes may choose where the donations goes to themselves.

 

The start of the anniversary was celebrated until midnight yesterday. The Travemuender Woche had invited approximately 140 friends, partners and alumni to the Arosa Hotel Travemünde. The evening was packed full with an extensive programme and was supported by boat Düsseldorf, which organised their big Passat evening at the Travemuender Woche. The entry was made by the top LYC sailor Simon Grotelüschen (sixth at the London Olympics) and Leon Oehme (2014 world champion). Both "agreed" to the regatta on the River Trave and will thereby recreate the origins of the Travemuender Woche: Hermann Wentzel and Hermann Dröge did this in 1889, exactly 125 years ago. At the ceremony yesterday, greetings were passed on from Dierk Faust (chairman of the Lübeck Yacht Club), Andreas Breitner (interior minister of Schleswig-Holstein), Gabriele Schopenhauer (head of the city council of Lübeck), Dietmer Reeh (chair of the Deutscher Segler Verband) and Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel (project manager of boot Düsseldorf). Many old photos were displayed and there were interviews with the leaders of the partner clubs, old eyewitnesses, former TW managers and many top-class athletes who got their "sea legs" at the Travemuender Woche, including Jürgen Klinghardt (5x German champion, world champion) and Alexander Hagen (2x world champion, 3x European champion and 2x Olympian). For the finale there was a glimpse of how the outgoing race director Walter Mielke imagines the 150th Travemuender Woche in 2039. This includes high-profile championships, the Trave party and of course the Olympic village, since "we will be the hosts of the 2024 Olympics".

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