Hajkutter Festival and Regatta Nysted - Rostock 2015

Hajkutter Regatta The regatta for these special ships, the so called hajkutters, took already place for the 7th time between Nysted in Denmark and Rostock on the German Baltic Sea. The small city Nysted arranges a nice maritime festival for the crews and visitors coming into the little habour. On the end they fire historic guns for each ship leaving for the regatta. In the last years the wind and weather wasn't that fine for sailing. Following the ships arrived in Rostock usually not sailing. So it came in 2015 too. Just in the middle of the Baltic Sail we had realy nice sunshine but nearly no wind. The regatta was canceled before the ships could reach the finishing line. But before this I could take some photos and a video. The next year I want to see this regatta again.
Hajkutter regatta
Hajkutter regatta
Start of the Hajkutter regatta
Start of Hajkutter regatta
Hajkutter regatta
Hajkutter regatta
Hajkutter regatta
Hajkutter regatta
Sailing at the Baltic Sea
Sailing at the Baltic Sea
Haikutter Nordwind
Nordwind
Haikutter Jenny Kruse
Jenny Kruse
Haikutter Olander
Olander
Haikutter Sleipner
Sleipner
Haikutter Phoenix
Phoenix
Haikutter Grønne Erna
Grønne Erna
Haikutter Dana
Dana
Thank you very much to the crew of the patrol boat of coast guard, the active museum ship Elbe 1.

Here you are a video of the hajkutter regatta 2015. Please use the controls on the bottom panel after starting a video to see it in full screen. I look forward to your comments and hope you enjoy

Hansesail Rostock 2015

Without any doubt the Hansesail in Rostock is a strong magnet for sailing ships every year. You can see the ships sailing there when you are on board or even when you are standing on the pier. The Hanse Sail is a great event and maritime fair with a lot of attractions at land too.
Schooner regatta
Schooner regatta
Beauty contest
Beauty contest
Cruise liner
Cruise liner
Thank you very much to the crew of the patrol boat of the Federal Police Eschwege.

Here you are a video of the Hansesail 2015. Please use the controls on the bottom panel after starting a video to see it in full screen. I look forward to your comments and hope you enjoy

Sail Bremerhaven 2015

Every five years the seaside town Bremerhaven celebrates its maritime tradition between the "Havenwelten" in the city center down to the fishing habour. The Sail Bremerhaven is a maritime mega event just before the Sail Amsterdam which attracts many sailing ships from overseas to come. The sail training tall-ships from South America impress with their exemplary seamenship, hostability with open ship and interesting figureheads. I have missed the Sail-In on the first day but had many possebilities for taking photos the next days too.
Sailing ships
Sailing ships
Sail Bremerhaven 2015
Sail Bremerhaven 2015
Finkenwerder Kutter
Finkenwerder Kutter
Sail Bremerhaven 2015
Sail Bremerhaven 2015
Traditionssegler
La Grace
Großherzogin Elisabeth
Großherzogin Elisabeth
Guayas
Guayas
Gloria
Gloria
Esmeralda
Esmeralda