Exclusive impressions of the current events in the regatta scene are offered by the experts and professionals at the Sailing Center!
Golden Globe Race, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, America's Cup, Route du Rhum and Volvo Ocean Race: the names of great regattas that put every sailor in a state of excitement. The races promise action and drama, bringing new horizons to life. Everything seems possible. Experts, coaches and participants will give the audience exclusive insights into current events and new developments in the regatta scene at the Sailing Center of boot 2019!
Route du Rhum
The Route du Rhum was THE sailing event at the end of 2018. Sailing from Saint-Malo to Guadeloupe, the transatlantic one-hand regatta is considered a major milestone for the Vendée Globe 2020/21. The world's best ocean-going sailors such as François Gabart, Armel Le Cléac'h (Ultime-Trimaran) and Alex Thomson (Imoca "Hugo Boss") met here. Also two German sailors were among the 123 participating skippers. Arnt Bruhns is on site at boot and Boris Herrmann ("Malizia 2 -Yacht Club de Monaco") came in fifth in the IMOCA class.
Arnt Bruhns & Phil Sharp
Amateur sailor Arnt Bruhns (Class 40 "Iskareen") will talk about his captivating experiences in the Sailing Center. The successful British sailor Phil Sharp (Class 40 "Imerys Clean Energy") will also attend. He is the only one to cross the Atlantic in a CO2-neutral way using green energy. Imerys Clean Energy generates the required power for the system electronics through a sustainable mix of solar power, hydropower and biodiesel.
The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 was a race full of emotions and sailing challenges. Seven teams signed up for the 45,000 miles around the world. Chris Nicholson is a member of the Dutch team AkzoNobel, which won fourth place. As captain of the watch, the very experienced Australian, who has already taken part in the Olympic Games, had a responsible job. He describes his unimaginable experiences exclusively at the Sailing Center.
America’s Cup Insider Jack Griffin
Preparations for the 36th America's Cup in March 2021 are in full swing. The four teams that have already registered will be focusing on the latest developments in technical innovations. Insider Jack Griffin is going to give a thrilling insight into the current events. At the end of November the AC management announced the arrival of eight further registrations from potential challengers, confirming that they have made the right decisions for the 36th America's Cup with the new AC75 boat concept and Auckland as the venue.
Offshore sailing in pictures
Golden Globe Race
Founder and Race Chairman of the 50th Golden Globe Race 2018/19, Don McIntyre will report on the traditional race that takes all participants and skippers from 13 countries to the limits of what is possible. The special feature of the race is that it will be sailed on yachts constructed before 1988 and only sextant and paper charts are approved equipment, as they were 50 years ago. Only a satellite telephone is allowed on board to transmit the location.
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Sir Robin Knox-Johnsons is not only a pioneer, he is also the founder of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race with the intention of giving everyone the opportunity to sail around the world. Race Crew Director of the Clipper Race, Della Parsons, will give insights behind the scenes and German sailor Chris Kobusch will vividly report on his experiences and the victory of the 2017-18 edition of the race around the world.