The SKWB annually awards prizes for extraordinary ocean voyages
On November 5, 2016, the time has come again: As part of the ocean sailing evening of the sailing comradeship Das Wappen von Bremen e. V. (SKWB), the club's ocean sailing awards will be presented in the Bremen town hall. Crews can still apply for the award with trips that include special sailing achievements. Above all, seamanship, special travel routes or other significant events count here. The four hiking prizes, the "Golden Compass", the "Silver Globe", the "Tanja Cup" and the "Franz Perlia Youth Seafaring Prize" will be awarded as long-distance prizes on the high seas sailing evening and the "Rolf" as the prize for sea regattas -Schmidt Memorial Prize ".
The award goes to - and this applies to all long-haul prizes awarded by the SKWB - the best trip in the opinion of the price committee in terms of seamanship, sailing, navigation and companionship. The basic rule is that it must be a team trip within a reasonable time frame.
The prestigious "Golden Compass", awarded for the first time in 1937, is the oldest German award for sailing achievements on the open sea. It was awarded for the first time in 1937 for the fastest yacht in the North Sea race according to the calculated time and is awarded for one year. In 1955 the "Golden Compass" was newly donated by Rolf Schmidt, the club president at the time, for special sailing achievements on the North Sea, the Atlantic or other oceans.
The "Silver Globe" was donated by the SKWB in 1973 in memory of Dr. Franz Perlia, the long-time chairman. For this purpose, the announcement is kept general. The award is given to skippers of crew ships for excellent voyages across the open sea.
The "Tanja-Pokal" (also called Magnus Müller Memorial Prize) was awarded in 1951 by Ernst Burmester (owner of the Burmester shipyard at the Lesum) and friends in memory of his son-in-law Magnus Müller, who died in an accident in 1951, as a challenge for sailing and excellent seafaring services. His advertisement is deliberately kept general and not tailored to a specific type of trip. "Tanja" was the name of the yacht sailed by Magnus Müller.
Franz-Perlia-Seefahrtspreis the youth (or "the raging Backschafter")
The "Franz-Perlia-Seefahrtspreis der Jugend" was donated by the SKWB on the occasion of the 1957 annual meeting of the cruiser department of the DSV for the promotion of youth cruising at sea for yachts led by adults with a young crew. It is also intended to commemorate the founder of the sailing companionship and exemplary ocean sailor Dr. Franz Perlidien.
Rolf Schmidt Memorial Prize
The Rolf Schmidt Memorial Prize was donated by the Schmidt family in 1978 in memory of the long-time chairman of the SKWB Rolf Schmidt, who died in 1977 and was multiple prizewinner in offshore regattas and long journeys, and announced for the best yacht in classes I and II of the regattas around Helgoland, Helgoländer Eight and at the Kiel Week Kiel – Eckernförde and the Fehmarn Regatta. After the original regattas are no longer held in this form, the Schmidt family decided to include the "Welcome Race" and the "Senate Prize Regatta" from the Kiel Week.
The SKWB prices have a long tradition
The deadline for applications is Monday, September 26, 2016. Applications received after this date can be considered for 2017.
Short applications can be sent informally directly to [email protected] If you have any questions, the Chairman of the Prize Committee Jan Helms is available on 0175/18 678 11.
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