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Last-minute tips for your duffel bag

15/04/2021

The cruise is booked, the boat is waiting. Now it can finally start! Almost - because our beloved Hermes decreed that packing suitcases comes before the sailing holiday. Underwear, toothbrush, pyjamas - check. On a boat you need the same basic equipment as on any other holiday. But what else should you pay special attention to? We dug into our wealth of experience and filled up the duffel.
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(c) Kimo Kersting

Kimo Kerstin: SUP sportsmen with a passion

15/04/2021

He’s at home on the water and stand up paddling is his passion: in 2019 Kimo Kersting became the German SUP Sprint Champion - and then Corona thwarted his plans. This year he plans to pick up the pace again. With his abitur diploma and a new sponsor.
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(c) Yachtcare Vosschemie

Seasonal prep with Doctor Boat

17/03/2021

The countdown is on and many of us are already counting down the days until it's finally time to get back on the water! Just before the season starts, however, many still have to get their boats and equipment ready. We’ve put together some helpful expert tips with DOCTOR BOAT.
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(c) Marina Garcia/Sailing Energy / Hempel Sailing World Championships, Aarhus 2018

eSailing: digital sailing fun

17/03/2021

Set sail from the comfort of your couch? With the eSailing online platform from Virtual Regatta, this is becoming the hottest trend. No boating or sailing licence is required and any weather will do. All you need is a PC, tablet or smartphone and you're ready to launch.
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(c) Messe Düsseldorf / C. Tillmann

Sailing boats: Trends 2021

12/02/2021

The year 2020 has undoubtedly been extremely eventful for the boat market. While the coronal situation in the spring caused great uncertainty, the situation quickly turned positive: The watersports market is booming and an enormously high demand has developed, especially for used boats.
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(c) Jason deCaires Taylor

Underwater Museum Cannes

17/02/2021

Anyone who wants to view the breathtaking installations by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor must dive into the depths of the ocean. A fascinating world opens up at the bottom of the sea: Taylor connects his sculptures with the marine ecosystem and creates new habitats - with clear social messages.
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(c) Andreas Lindlahr

Vendée Globe: A dream comes true

19/11/2020

The race of his life began on 8 November: Boris Herrmann is currently the first German to take part in the Vendée Globe. This is the ninth time that the sailing regatta has covered almost 45,000 kilometres around the globe. The fastest sailors want to be back already by mid-January.
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The diving classroom - lessons that really go deep

02/08/2019

Schools in Rheinbach in North Rhine-Westphalia have a special feature, an uncommon subject among the in the compulsory optional subject range: diving as a school sport.
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Camping and water sports

Camping holiday with an upgrade

30/07/2019

Camping sites are often located by the water. Not surprisingly, many campers are also water sports enthusiasts and have a wide range of water sports equipment in their luggage.
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boot Düsseldorf guide to water sports & boating holidays

18/07/2019

Water and holidays simply belong together: Charter trips, houseboat holidays, diving trips or fishing trips - a holiday on the water is pure relaxation and we provide the tips for the perfect holiday.
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Summer trends 2019 in water sports

03/07/2019

Finally summer is here! So off to the water! Here are the trends of the water sports summer 2019 that you shouldn't miss.
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Great Watersports Destinations in Spring

Spring is approaching fast, about time to start thinking about suitable destinations for your first boating or diving trip of the new season. Here is some inspiration from our travel experts.
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Boat & Yacht Maintenance: How to prepare your boat for the yachting season

Once spring is approaching, it is time to prepare your boat for the coming yacting season. Our how-to-series on yacht care and boat maintenance explains all the important things to look into...
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International Women's Day: The Queen of Windsurfing

06/03/2019

On the occasion of the International Woman's Day on March 8th we spoke to boot Düsseldorf windsurfing ambassador Sarah-Quita Offringa about women in water sports.
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International Women's Day: Interview with Fiona Wylde

08/03/2019

On the occasion of the International Woman's Day on March 8th we spoke to the SUP Wave Masters winner 2019, Fiona Wylde, about women in water sports.
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Yacht charter trends at boot Düsseldorf 2019

04/01/2019

Yachtcharter is booming, in germany as well as internationally. Options for maritime holiday makers are getting wider and more flexible. Find out about current trend in yacht charter at boot Düsseldorf.
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Current trends in sailing yacht design 2019

12/12/2018

The standards modern sailing yachts have to meet are high and designs have to cater for a great variety of needs.
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Motoryacht trends 2020 - stylish, comfortable & quiet

18/01/2020

Lever down and full speed ahead? Today motorboats are more stylish, comfortable and quiet.
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E-Mobility - Next Generation Technology

14/01/2019

Electric boat engines, alternative drives for yachts and solar power currently gain importance in boating.
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Multihull-Trends 2019 - Sailing in the third dimension

14/12/2018

Find out about the developments in the design of multihull boats and yachts in 2019.
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Living on board - The dream of living on a boat

The author and sailor Detlef Jens, who is a convinced fan of living on board, provides an insider's view on current trends and developments on this topic - exclusively for boot Düsseldorf!
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boot Düsseldorf - an active partner in protecting our oceans

boot Düsseldorf has always been committed to the preservation and protection of the world's oceans and offers various initiatives, associations and organisations a forum as well as support.
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Emily Penn - A talk with the ocean activist at boot Düsseldorf

25/01/2017

We met Emily Penn, the young, fascinating, British ocean activist at the boat show in Düsseldorf and talked to her about her projects, ideas and motivation...
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Pacific Garbage Screening

18/08/2018

A revolutionary idea: A floating platform which filters plastic and plastic particles from the water simnply through its construction.
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10 tips for eco-friendly watersports

22/08/2018

Imagine an area the size of central Europe, consisting exclusively of waste. That is the reality in the oceans today. Here are ten tips how to help keeping the oceans clean!
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Women in professional diving

07/03/2019

The number of women among divers in general is estimated around 30 per cent. boot diving blogger Bettina Winert introduces us to two powerful female divers.
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Feature - Safety in Watersports

17/04/2018

The fun and recreational value is a natural ingredient of the element water, but dealing with this element always involves respect for the power that lies dormant in it! How to stay safe on the water...
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Diving and working combined in paradise

01/10/2017

Many divers are dreaming of a career in diving. Many find a job as a dive guide in a dive center, resort or on a liveaboard. But there are also other opportunities...
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Great destinations for anglers

Whether with your own boat, a houseboat or simply by car to a river or lake nearby, the possibilities to explore great fishing grounds are almost unlimited.
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Great destinations for anglers

Whether with your own boat, a houseboat or simply by car to a river or lake nearby, the possibilities to explore great fishing grounds are almost unlimited.
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boot Düsseldorf guide to watersports for beginners

24/03/2020

Water sports fascinate. Even when you are only watching. Even better: just join in! There are many ways to get started!
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