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Under the title NORTHERN
Under the title NORTHERN LIGHTS the recently-opened Robbe & Berking Yachting Heritage Centre presents its second major exhibition on nearly 900m2; the most spectacular photos from two photographers who for many belong to the absolute stars among the yacht photographers: Nico Krauss and Ulf Sommerwerck. Classic yachts are depicted in very special moments. These are photos with a dreamlike quality and will make every sailor’s heart beat faster.
Flensburg has been a great destination for friends of classic yachts since 1995 But in the past only the customers and invited guests had access to the yacht yard which is situated in Flensburg harbour. Now, yachting aficionados from around the world can visit the “Robbe & Berking Yachting Heritage Centre”. The centre is the dreamchild of Oliver Berking, owner of the local silver makers that date back to 1874 and also founder of the yard, who wanted to create a centre for yachting history in which the working yard itself would play an important part.
“We plan to do three to four exhibitions per year”, said Oliver Berking. And alongside the changing exhibitions he also plans permanent features. “Apart from the many maritime items we will also show classic cars, create a Hall of Fame for the great men and women of yachting history and run a small but special museum shop.”
The exhibitions at the Robbe & Berking Yachting Heritage Centre explore the fascination of life in, around and on the water. Located next to the Robbe & Berking Classic yacht building yard, the Centre emphasises yachting history as a central focus. In addition to each exhibition, the Centre also houses the largest yachting library in the world, plus two galleries, a museum shop and a sizeable museum restaurant with a wonderful view of the historical centre of Flensburg.
The mission of the Yachting Heritage Centre is to preserve the tradition of classic yacht sailing and make the history and beauty of classic yachts accessible to the public. There is a popular 200-seat Italian restaurant on the site.
Due to reorganisation for the upcoming exhibiton NORTHERN LIGHTS,
the YACHTING HERITAGE CENTRE will be closed.
5.00 € for individuals
2.50 € for groups of 10 or more
2.50 € for school children, vocational school students, university students, vocational apprentices, unemployed persons, welfare recipients, FSJ (voluntary social service year), severely disabled persons
Free admission for children under 6, press representatives, escorts of severely disabled persons, members of the Yachting Heritage Centre e.V.
March 2 (Thursday) - July 10 (Monday)
Robbe & Berking Yachting Heritage Centre
Am Industriehafen 5 24937 Flensburg Germany
With the speech of John
With the speech of John Fitzgerald Kennedy at the Berlin Wall on June 26, 1963 at the latest, the American President became one of the most popular statesmen of his time in Germany. To understand JFK, his actions and the magic he spread all over, one must also know the passion of the Kennedy family for sailing and the sea.
The exhibition begins on May 29, 2017 – the 100th birthday of JFK
Until July 10 the Robbe & Berking Yachting Heritage Centre pays tribute to the president of the Unites States of America,
the charismatic politician, but especially the enthusiastic sailor. Daily from 11.00 h – 18.00 h ( Mondays and holidays excluded )
Please find more information and download pictures here: http://www.yachtingheritagecentre.com/en/
CS archive photo shows JFK with his wife Jackie aboard their Wianno Senior Victura – currently preserved at the Kennedy Library – Columbia Point, Boston, Massachusetts
May 29 (Monday) - July 10 (Monday)
Robbe & Berking Yachting Heritage Centre
Am Industriehafen 5 24937 Flensburg Germany
In 2001 three friends conceived a grand 21st century sailing tradition for classic yachts – a rally of special friends, old and new.
Covering some 680 miles from Saint-Tropez to Grand Harbour Marina in Malta, and visiting four of the most exotic ports in the Mediterranean, this event is the Trophée Bailli du Suffren.
The Mediterranean’s most beautiful yacht race is also its longest race for classic yachts. Now in its 15th edition, the Trophée Bailli du Suffren is run over three legs:
Leg 1: Saint-Tropez to Porto Rotondo, Sardinia (193nm)
Leg 2: Porto Rotondo, Sardinia to Palermo, Sicily (252nm)
Leg 3: Palermo, Sicily to Grand Harbour, Malta (233nm)
This event is supported by Classic Sailor magazine.
June 24 (Saturday) - July 5 (Wednesday)
Open to all 12-M
June 29 (Thursday) - July 2 (Sunday)
Quellental, D-24960 Glücksburg
Halmstad, Sweden : Friday 30
Halmstad, Sweden : Friday 30 June to Monday 3 July
Race 1 to:
Kotka, Finland Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 July
Turku, Finland Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 July
Race 2 to:
Klaipeda, Lithuania Saturday 29 July to Tuesday 1 August
Race 3 to:
Szczecin, Poland Saturday 5 to Tuesday 8 August
Organiser Sail Training International
T: (GB) +44 23 9258 6367
T: (CA) +31 68 2790 115
F: +44 (0)23 9258 4661
June 30 (Friday) - August 8 (Tuesday)
Hippersons Boatyard hosts
Hippersons Boatyard hosts this riverside event. Last year’s boats included Wherry ‘Maud’, MTB102, Steam Launch ‘Banjo’ and lifeboat ‘Sarah Ann Austin’, live music, good food and good people.
We had a lovely time and plan to do it again this year! 🙂
1 (Saturday) - 2 (Sunday)
Gillingham Dam, Beccles NR34 0EB
1st July 2017 World's largest yacht
1st July 2017
World’s largest yacht race with an expected 1500 entries this year, with all types of boats and many occasional race sailors.
The first race of its kind, around the Isle of Wight, was held in 1931, 86 years ago.
The first race had just 25 entrants. The top trophy awarded then – as now – was the coveted Gold Roman Bowl, a replica of a Roman bowl dredged up from the River Thames. The 50 nautical mile westabout (anticlockwise) Race starts and finishes in Cowes, Isle of Wight, the centre of British yachting.
Mike Slade on ICAP Leopard holds the Monohull record at
3 hours 43 minutes and 50 seconds set in 2013.
Sir Ben Ainslie on the 45ft America’s Cup catamaran J.P. Morgan BAR holds the multihull record at 2 hours 52 minutes 15 seconds set in 2013.
Our image above shows Whooper which won the Gold Roman Bowl in 2015. Photo by James Robinson Taylor
(Full story in CS3 – December 2015 issue)
Next year’s race will be held on Saturday June 23rd 2018
All Day (Saturday)
Isle of Wight
This years ‘Sailing Coble Festival’ at Bridlington will take place over the weekend of 1st-2nd July and planning of the event is well under way. Due to the huge success of the inaugural Festival last year, when nine sailing cobles were brought together for what was the largest gathering in living memory, it has been decided to hold a second such event at this East Yorkshire coast port. Organised by the Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society and The Coble and Keelboat Society,probably the two main coble societies in the country, and in full co-operation with the Bridlington Harbour Commissioners, eight sailing coble owners have already registered their intention to take part. Confirmation from a further two owners is eagerly awaited.
Once the mainstay of the inshore fishing industry, this open, wooden working boat, propelled by a dipping lug and jib foresail, could be seen at every port and coastal village from the Humber to the Tweed; referred to by many as the ‘coble coast’; during the 1800’s and through to the early 1900’s. Sadly, with the advent of more modern boat building material, together with the need to work more larger pots further off-shore, this iconic craft is fast disappearing from the coast. The opportunity to see some beautifully restored examples of this traditional fishing vessel under sail will create a true nostalgic atmosphere of days gone by.
There is still time for any owner of a sailing coble, or any traditional sailing vessel, to register their interest in this spectacular event. The organisers would be very pleased to hear from anyone who would like to take part in this fantastic ‘Festival of Sail’.
1 (Saturday) - 2 (Sunday)
Between the 6th – 9th
Between the 6th – 9th July 2017, we will be celebrating 50 years of Drascombe boat building at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.
The event is open to all Drascombe derivatives regardless of make, model or manufacturer and we hope to attract a large number of boats, skippers and crew to help us celebrate this landmark anniversary.
The event, supported by Drascombe by Churchouse Boats Ltd, the builder of the Drascombe range, incorporates casual sailing events as well as a celebration dinner.
The facilities at WPNSA include superb launch ramps, pontoon berthing, parking for caravans and motorhomes, showers and a cafeteria on site. B&B as well as camping are available locally
For further details please contact Sharon at CBL on 07813 731851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo shows a Drascombe Longboat from CS archives
6 (Thursday) - 9 (Sunday)
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Osprey Quay, Portland DT5 1SA
Welcome to Panerai British Classic
Welcome to Panerai British Classic Week, the premier classic yacht regatta in the UK. The annual Regatta of the BRITISH CLASSIC YACHT CLUB will see the 16th edition in 2017 and not only attracts entries from Britain but also regularly from Europe, and in 2016, from Australia and New Zealand. The regatta is an occasion for classic boat enthusiasts to enjoy good racing and to spend time with other sailors who share the same appreciation of classics.
The regatta, which is part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, has been held every year since the America’s Cup Jubilee was held in Cowes in 2001.
The 2017 regatta, is taking place from 8th – 15th July, and we are anticipating a wide entry with yachts from around the globe looking to race in the Solent. The racing is once again being organised by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing with a seven race series including an Around the Island Race sponsored by EFG International on Monday 10th July.
Contact: Mary Scott-Jackson, email@example.com
T: 01983 245 100 M: 07790 770 526
Cowes Yacht Haven: Vectis Yard, High St, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7BD 01983 299975
Shepards Wharf Marina: Medina Rd. 01983 297821
8 (Saturday) - 15 (Saturday)
The Real Club Náutico de Barcelona (RCNB) and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV) are in charge of organising the 9th annual PUIG VELA CLÀSSICA BARCELONAregatta (for Vintage and Classic yachts as well as Big Boats, 6mR, 15-metre and 12-metre international rule boats) sponsored by Puig.
12 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 15 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
Royal Solent YC Sponsored by Taittinger
Royal Solent YC
Sponsored by Taittinger (the Champagne) the regatta includes a Taittinger Champagne reception in Yarmouth on the Friday evening, in addition to IRC yacht racing on both Saturday and Sunday.
Hosted by the Royal Solent Yacht Club in picturesque Yarmouth the regatta attracts a real mix of sailors and yachts, and is popular for its fun vibe combined with 3 exciting inshore races based in the Western Solent over the weekend.
+44 (0)1983 760256 (Office)
+44 (0)1983 760110 (Caterers)
+44 (0)1983 760239 (Bar)
14 (Friday) - 16 (Sunday)
Royal Solent Yacht Club
The Square Yarmouth Isle of Wight PO41 0NS
|Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore. Metre boats, Classic Racing Dayboats, Classic Yachts, Old Gaffers and Spirit of Tradition Yachts are all welcome to sail varied courses set in the Solent with free high teas, great value parties and suppers at different club venues.
Founded in 1838 and with a clubhouse enjoying stunning views across the Solent, the Royal London Yacht Club is on Cowes Parade, providing members with excellent facilities, accommodation and catering throughout the year. The RLYC has an enviable reputation for the quality of its race management and is proud to be the Organising Authority for Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week.
RLYC: +44 (0)1983 299727
Contact: Nicky Symonds and her assistant Pilar Lopez : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by Charles Stanley
Main photo: Tim Jeffreys
This year’s chosen charity for the event is Sea Cadets Cowes. The cadets will be active throughout the week assisting with flags and fund raising and helping with equipment and in the regatta office.
17 (Monday) - 21 (Friday)
Cowes, IoW, UK
The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight. PO31 7QS
The "friendly alternative to Cowes"
23 (Sunday) - 28 (Friday)
Royal Temple Yacht Club
6 Westcliff Mansions, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9HY
Welcome to the 2017 Glandore
Welcome to the 2017 Glandore Classic Regatta. Glandore will be the place to be from 23-28th July this year if you are interested in Classic boats, great racing, or just having a good time in the most beautiful harbour in Ireland.
This page contains news updates and information about the 2017 Classic, and about visiting Glandore. Please also see the pages for the Notice of Race, Registration and Payment, Provisional Programme, Accommodation and Classic Boats (articles on boats that have sailed in previous Glandore Classic Regattas). Pages containing Sailing Instructions, and Racing results will be added later.
The Glandore Classic is always a great week, but our 25th anniversary year will be extra special. We are pulling out all the stops to ensure the anniversary is a great success, combining the usual excellent racing with lots of opportunities to admire beautiful boats, and a variety of shore side activities.
The programme will highlight the different classes of classic boats racing in the harbor, as well as the very popular ‘cruise in company’ to Castletownshend, and the nightly entertainment in our wonderful pubs and restaurants.
But to celebrate the anniversary we are adding several new features, on and off the water. Around the theme of ‘upcycling old classics’, we will have the chance to see and learn about some of the best examples of both restored and upcycled classic boats. Then there will be classic cars, classic movies, and classic stories, not to mention the Food Stalls serving classic West Cork food and drink.
Guided walks will allow the non-sailors to explore the beautiful coastal views around Glandore, including the famous Drombeg Stones, and boat trips around the harbor will provide a unique of view some of our most beautiful old houses. For those interested, the village of Union Hall just across the harbour is the home base for whale watching, deep sea fishing, and sea kayaking.
Registration is now open. You can register and pay on-line (note, the payment process starts after you submit your registration form), or you can print out the form and send it in by mail with a cheque.
For those of you not familiar with Glandore, read on to see why you should come and join us.
23 (Sunday) - 28 (Friday)
Join us and the National
Join us and the National Parks of Boston as we celebrate USS Constitution’s much-anticipated return to the water after two years in dry dock.
DO NOT MISS! 23rd July 2017
4:15 p.m. – Dry Dock 1 begins to flood
9:50 p.m. – Afloat again! USS Constitution lifts off her keel blocks
11:30 p.m. – USS Constitution crosses the dry docks sill and into Boston Harbor
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
We invite you to participate in FREE family-friendly activities throughout the Navy Yard and in the museum to celebrate this historic event.
In the Yard: 4 – 8PM
Participate in a scavenger hunt and hands-on activities that test your shipbuilding skills.
Learn from Maritime Craft Artisans about the work that goes into building and maintaining a ship like
Enjoy music and watch a demonstration from the 1812 Marines.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks.
In the Museum: 4 – 8PM
Listen to gallery talks about different milestones in the 2015-2017 restoration.
Mark yourself with a temporary tattoo or make a souvenir button with a limited edition image of Constitution in dry dock.
Get a front row seat to all the action with Facebook Live video streams at 4, 6, and 8 PM.
In the Yard: 8PM – midnight
Stick around to see “Old Ironsides” afloat again as she lifts from her keel blocks at approximately 10 PM!
At approximately 11:30 PM, Constitution will cross the sill of the dry dock and into the Boston Harbor.
Follow along with a live video stream and narration of major events throughout the night.
In the Museum: 8PM – midnight
See all the work that has been accomplished the past 26 months with a video recap and behind the scenes footage of the restoration process.
Watch a live video feed of the work from a camera overlooking the dry dock.
Participate in your maritime heritage by joining a rousing chorus of sea chanteys
Listen to gallery talks about rigging, the cutwater, souvenirs, planking and copper.
Where is the dry dock? How long will Constitution be there?
USS Constitution is currently in Dry Dock 1 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, located right in front of the USS Constitution Museum.
She entered dry dock on May 18, 2015 and will remain there until she is re-floated on the night of July 23, 2017. Afterwards, Constitution will be temporarily docked at Pier 1 East in the Charlestown Navy Yard until late summer, when she returns to her berth Pier 1 West.Can I still visit while she’s in dry dock?
Beginning Monday, July 10, 2017, Constitution is temporarily closed to the public while final preparations are made for exiting Dry Dock 1 on Sunday, July 23, 2017. In late summer 2017, once the Ship is secure on Pier 1, Constitution will reopen to the public Tuesday through Sunday.
While the Ship is closed, Constitution‘s crew is providing dockside interpretation throughout the day. In the USS Constitution Museum, which is open 7 days a week, visitors are encouraged to go further into Constitution‘s history by viewing artifacts, interacting with our hands-on exhibits, and participating in our many programs and events. Museum Educators are on-hand to answer questions and provide more information about the work underway and the Ship’s history.
Why did Constitution go into dry dock?
All ships must come out of the water from time to time for maintenance and repair. The integrity of a ship’s hull is critical to her survival. It is required that all ships come out of the water for careful inspection, replacement of aging pieces, and refinishing of the bottom below the waterline so they may continue to float for years to come. The U.S. Navy takes this opportunity to restore elements of Constitution‘s design that have been altered through the years, making her as close to her 1812 configuration as is practicable.
What work has happened on “Old Ironsides during the restoration?
Since entering dry dock in May 2015, ship restorers and riggers at Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston have been busy shaping and installing new hull planks and gun deck waterways, rebuilding the cutwater and the stern, repairing and replacing parts of the rigging, and removing and replacing the copper sheathing on the Ship’s hull.
If you want to stay up-to-date on the latest news and Constitution‘s final year of the 2015-2017 restoration, subscribe to the Restoration Blog and take a look at “Old Ironsides” in dry dock with our real-time photo feed on ConstitutionCam!
23 (Sunday) 4:00 pm - 24 (Monday) 1:00 am
USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129 United States
The race briefing for both
The race briefing for both the races on Sunday and on Monday will be held in the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club at 20.30 on Friday.
Thursday later pm. and Friday 28 – Arrival of boats. Please see Sutton Harbour Marina pages for location and lock contact details.
On approach please contact Sutton lock on VHF channel 12.
Last Year’s Results: HERE
Class 1 Gaff rig, 30’ LOD and over
Class 2 Gaff rig, 20 to 30’ LOD
Class 3 Bermudan rig, over 35’ LOD
Class 4 Bermudan rig, 20 – 35’ LOD
Class 5 Any rig with traditional hull form under 20’ LOD
Class 6 Dinghy
Website and post code: www.plymouthclassics.org.uk PL20 7JL
28 (Friday) - 31 (Monday)
Sutton Harbour Marina
The 45th Swale Smack and
The 45th Swale Smack and Sailing Barge Match will be held on 29th July.
Smacks and barges plus other traditional craft, including three classes of gaffers; over 60 entries in 2016.
Report by Seamus Masters appears in Classic Sailor issue 14.
High tide is 0532 so prepare for an earlyish start. Gaffers will start around 8.00am
Please contact lena Reekie for more details and entry forms.
Photo is of Bird of Dawning – one of the more famous local boats photo by Seamus Masters
Tel: 07968 058 398
All Day (Saturday)