Saturday here in Travemuende, coming to the end of a fantastic week of sailing of all kinds, an incredible selection of the old and the new on show here at Travemuende Woche, all shapes and sizes you could imagine, and mounting conditions that have helped accompany the event to a fitting climax in increasingly lively winds and waves, after the flat heatwave start.

It has already been a week filled with amazing memories for everyone to take home, none more so than our fleet of 87 O’pen Skiff youngsters, who have made the trip to the Baltic and have been spoiled with the great occasion of the festival, but also by the variable conditions that have tested their skills, and bravery, to the max. And nothing more testing than today, when the heatwave was blown away by gusty 20 knot winds and some serious water contours.

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