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Frithjof Schwerdt was the best wind finder in the Musto Skiffs and confidently sailed to win the German Open (image above).

Early victory celebrations at the 127. Travemuender Woche

07/31/2016 18:47:00

Last year it has been the storm, this year it was the calm air - the result has been the same: There were no further races on the final day of the Travemuender Woche. But the race committee, who had hoped for sailable winds until midday, were well prepared from the previous days to be able to crown the winners and champions after fair regattas.

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Frustration and joy about the Worlds decision in the Splash Blue

07/31/2016 08:20:00

There was tension in the air on the second last day of the Travemuender Woche: Heavy rain fronts did come down on the bay of Luebeck, the Worlds title races in the Splash Blue class was decided in favour of the Dutch Sam Peeks, after the jury had to take tough action on the water. And the departure of several sailors in the middle of the festival was a bit nerve-racking. Next to Peeks, the Swiss Matthias Meier could celebrate his victory in the Splash Red and the crew of Martin Menzner (Stein/Germany) did win the title in the German Open of the J/22.

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Martin Menzner, Frank Lichte and Christian Drews did sail to win the title of the German Open in the J/22.
Pim and Lisa van Vugt win the RS 500 world title. picture:

The guys from Australia will be jealous

07/30/2016 08:42:00

Finally a morning at the Travemuender Woche, where sailors did get out on the water in time for their races! "That makes you definitely a bit more relaxed", said the overall race director Brian Schweder. That he was kept in suspense anyway during the day, was the result of the upcoming front with strong winds, which just slightly touched the bay of Luebeck in the end.

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Guest from the Far East takes the trophy

07/29/2016 11:09:00

Many attempts, not much gained. The general weather situation at the Travemuender Woche 2016 with not much pressure difference in the North of Germany is nerve-racking for sailors and race committee. Leaving the harbour, starting, cancelling the race, returning to the harbour and waiting, waiting, waiting. Only a few classes were rewarded for their patience on Thursday.

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Hannah Anderssohn won the Laser Radial. picture:

Laser girls beat the boys

07/28/2016 10:19:00

While the political prominence has been fighting to win the six litre bottle of Rotsporn at the fifth regatta day of the Travemuender Woche, the sailors on the race courses out in the bay of Luebeck have been competing against each other to win a title and gain important points at the championships.

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Breuer claims victory in tricky winds

07/27/2016 07:50:00

Duels on the water are the particular highlight of the Travemuender Woche - and very welcome for athletes, organisers and spectators. But duels of wind systems are the enemy of the sailing sport. And this fight did mess up the sailors's program on Tuesday. Too much sun and heat ashore were the problem.

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Josh Metcalfe/Mille Alcock are in the lead of RS200 class.
The contender podium.

Billerbeck wins in idle mode

07/25/2016 19:28:00

And every hour calm air: The third day of the Travemuender Woche was a continuous series of the same patterns for race director and sailors, starting with the meeting in the morning at 8:30am until the afternoon at 3pm. The regatta responsibles around overall race director Brian Schweder did meet every or every second hour just to realise there would be no sailable wind in sight.

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An impressive program on the first sailing weekend

07/25/2016 08:05:00

The sun is a reliable partner of the Travemuender Woche on the first regatta weekend. It supported the light Easterly winds also on the second day and a full program with two to three races for seven boat classes on three triangular courses could be sailed. So the Travemuender Woche in its 127. year is right on target and did manage to sail already 61 of the planned 300 races. And the crowd of visitors is also going well. Taking the number of expected guests in the evening into account, around 300,000 guests will have visited the festival on the first weekend.

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Max Billerbeck from Kollmar in his Contender is still having the victory in sight. Credit

Consistent performance as the key to success

07/23/2016 21:20:00

Sunny, warm - light winds, sometimes a bit of thermal wind: This is the way, the first race day at the Travemuender Woche 2016 did present itself. Almost perfect conditions for the overall race director Brian Schweder and his crew on the four race courses, who sent out today the offshore yachts as well as the junior Laser sailors for their International German Youth Championship and the Finns, Contenders and Trias for the ranking regattas.

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Selected wines and live concerts

07/18/2016 14:05:00

Selected wines in the Wine Carée and an Italian Piazza in a enlarged rondel - and a Gipsy Village with a mixture of Roma and Sinti food, music and adventure are waiting for the visitor to explore, when wandering along the beach.

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