Yacht between the archipelago of Hanöbucht
The summer holidays are just around the corner, most of the crews' itinerary has been set, and the last equipment is being added. Just in time for a holiday with your own or charter yacht, the large 30-page special provides important tips and reading material for cozy hours at anchor or in the harbor.
Crews who sail to Sweden or who have always dreamed of it will find an extensive portrait of the Swedish Hanöbucht. For a long time it was taboo for German crews as a restricted military area, but today it has become a first-class sailing destination. But the majority of German crews are still striving towards the Stockholm archipelago or on the west side of the country towards Gothenburg. Completely wrongly, because located at the southern tip of Sweden, the archipelago is an attractive summer area, especially for crews who start in the region around Rügen. Fantastic archipelago landscape with 800 islands, cozy little harbors, friendly residents, fewer yachts than usual. The area also has an advantage that is hard to beat: The climate here is particularly mild and lovely compared to the sometimes harsh west Swedish archipelago.
Smakkejollen center on Strynø
Those who do not make so many miles in summer and are on vacation in German waters will find new things in many ports this year as well. The revier update on the German coast brought mainly small improvements to light: New sanitary facilities, renovated walkways, new WiFi networks and much more. But of course there are also new ports, as the new buildings in Gustow and Puddemin on Rügen show. A visit to the mega-project Port Olpenitz shows the state of affairs - and gives the curious the unique opportunity to visit Germany's largest and most ambitious maritime project.
Denmark fans will find two historical delicacies in the Baltic Sea Special this time: We went to the Smakkejollen Center on the island of Strynø and got a picture of the long history of this ancient Danish workboat. And the tradition is upheld: Smack dinghies are still being built there today, visitors can even sail them after registering and find out about the type of ship in the museum workshop. A visit is a real trip highlight.
Smack dinghies at the test blow
Last but not least, we report on one of the most unusual expeditions in Danish history: Almost 100 years ago, the Danish royal family sent the researcher Achton Friis to explore the Danish islands. Because surprisingly little was known in Copenhagen about some of the remote, sparsely populated islands in the empire. So the man set out, sailed from island to island for several years and created a 1200-page work about life on the Danish islands at that time. He brought bizarre stories with him, like those of the women from Lyø, who had a weakness for grotesquely large dentures from a young age….
You can now find all these stories in the new YACHT No. 13.