The diversity and the range of services at the premiere are to remain. That is why the organizers of the Women's RegattHelgCup, whose premiere this year attracted a lot of attention, have now published a starting place allocation system that offers many participants opportunities. 96 teams are to be approved for the regatta on the Hamburg Outer Alster; then, according to the organizers, "the most beautiful sailing stadium in the world will be completely sold out". Since the city of Hamburg officially named the new female regatta one of its ten most important sporting events in 2019, the influx has increased again. When it comes to admitting participants, Helga Cup initiator Sven Jürgensen and the organizers from the North German RegattVerein (NRV) rely on a "colorful combination of different starting place allocation procedures".
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The aim is to preserve the "every woman character" of the booming sailing event, where sailing, networking and enjoying sailing are the cornerstones of the regatta. The criteria for admission have been drawn up accordingly and have now been announced: There will be a qualification regatt for the HelgCup 2019. Partner clubs should also receive starting places as there will be wild cards for international teams. Further crews can get hold of starting places via online challenges and a raffle at the regatta workshop in February. Jürgensen says: "The HelgCup lives from the fact that it brings women from all areas to sailing, and that is exactly what we want to take into account when allocating starting places."
DSV President MonKüppers had visited the HelgCup 2018. Her conclusion: "The women become visible. And as they become visible, the women also become more self-confident."
In the chronological order and specifically, the diversity means this: two places will be awarded for the best video application at boot Düsseldorf, two at the regatta workshop in Hamburg, three via online challenges, three as part of the Budweiser Budvar Cup and the last places via the dem HelgCup immediately preceding qualification regatt on the Alster. The registration list provided for this will be activated on March 24th at 12 noon. Nine places are available to partner associations. "When we have got through all of this, we will be 96 teams, that is 384 women sailing. It will be a sailing festival," says ClaudiLangenhahn, Helga Cup organizer from the very beginning and co-sailor. Patroness of the regattist with Senator KatharinFegebank Hamburg's second mayor.