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Rumregatta in Flensburg

Rumregatta in Flensburg

Every year on the Saturday after Ascension Day at 11 a.m. a loud gun shot sounds in the bay of Flensburg. Everyone who looks at the water then sees more than 100 gaff-rigged traditional saiöing ships ...

Hajkutter Festival og Regatta from Nysted to Rostock

Hajkutter Festival og Regatta from Nysted to Rostock

Words have got around that the operators of Hajkutters on the German and Danish Baltic Sea coasts have been celebrating a special kind of family reunion for several years in Nysted. There are of course the ships ...

Hanse Sail Rostock

Hanse Sail Rostock

Every year on the 2nd weekend in August, more than 100 sailing ships arrive in Rostock to celebrate a maritime festival with up to one million visitors on the river Warnow over four days. ...

Kuiper-Brandarisrace

Kuiper-Brandarisrace

Brandaris is the name of the lighthouse on the Dutch North Sea island of Terschelling. It is also the oldest lighthouse in the Netherlands and he gave his name ...

Klipperrace Enkhuizen

Klipperrace Enkhuizen

Since 1975 the Enkhuizer Watersportvereniging "Almere" and the Commissie Enkhuizer Klipperrace organise a regatta for Dutch klippers and similar sailing ships. The starting point ...

Zeesbootregatta Bodstedt

Zeesenboot regatta Bodstedt

The regatta for Zeesenboots in Bodstedt, which is always held on the first weekend in September, is the oldest and, based on the number of participating Zeesenboots, ...

Fischerregatta Althagen

Fischerregatta Althagen

At the end of the series of Zeesenboot events in various ports in the Darss-Zingst Bodden Chain, the Fischerregatta takes place every year on the third weekend in September in Althagen. ...

Fêtes maritimes internationales de Brest

Fêtes maritimes internationales de Brest

Since 1992, the French city of Brest has been hosting an international maritime festival of superlatives every four years. On seven days in July always around the French national holiday, ...

Temps fête Douarnenez

Temps fête Douarnenez

The small fishing town of Douarnenez on the Breton coast hosts a maritime summer festival every two years since 1986. Mainly regional traditional sailing ships ...

Smack and Barge Race

Smack & Barge Races

The east coast of England is home of the Essex Smacks, former fishing boats used to catch oysters. A characteristic of the cutter or ketch rigged boats is a ...

Festivals of medieval sailing ships

Festivals of medieval sailing ships

The fact that the Hanseatic city of Wismar is very keen to present its maritime past and present is something that anyone can see who visits one of the annual ...

The Tall Ships Races

The Tall Ships Races

The Tall Ships Races - from 1973 to 2003 under the name Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races - are a long-distance regatta for sailing ships with mostly young crews up to 25 years of age. ...

Sail Bremerhaven

Sail Bremerhaven

Every five years the port city of Bremerhaven celebrates the Sail Bremerhaven. This major maritime event takes place alongside a line starting at the ...