The sailing comradeship Das Wappen von Bremen (SKWB) presented its prestigious prizes at this year's deep-sea sailing evening. There was an innovation at the 81st sailors' meeting in Bremen's town hall: for the first time, Robbe & Berking German Offshore Trophy Awarded to promote the German offshore sailing sport - it went to Lukas Wiebel, the skipper of the "Broader view Hamburg" from the Hamburgische Verein Seefahrt (HVS), for winning the RegattHelgoland – Brest.
Hour of the winners: these are the winners
In addition, the traditional awards were of course also presented during the ceremony.
The Franz Perlia Youth Seafaring Prize received the yacht school of the Kiel Yacht Club for a trip to the Baltic Sea. The two skippers Patrick Floß and Tim Iwahn traveled from and to Kiel to Germany, Sweden and Denmark within 26 days, covering 1,367 nautical miles.
Honored: Jochen Winter (center) with the Golden Compass
The Tanja Cup went to Christian Fimmers for a tour of Scotland with the "Aquis Granus" from the Academic Sailing Club in Aachen.
The Silver globe got Carol Smolawa. His trip took the SKWB skipper with the "Wappen von Bremen" from Kirkenes through the Barents Sea via Arkhangelsk to St. Petersburg. 1,350 nautical miles were covered in 22 days.
With the Golden compass the Hamburg skipper Jochen Winter was honored. He mastered the Northwest Passage with his "Morning Haze" with a small crew. You can read a detailed interview with Jochen Winter about this trip in the current issue of YACHT.
The Rolf Schmidt Memorial Prize goes to the "Tutima" with her 15-strong female crew led by skipper Kirsten Harmstorf-Schönwitz from the Mühlenberger Segel-Club.
Furthermore, the Sailing Regatta Association their prizes, namely to Knut Freudenberg ("Halbtrocken") and Daniel Baum ("Elan").
The Key Prize of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen Harm Müller-Spreer from Hamburg received for top performance in offshore regatta sailing of German yachts abroad. He skipped the "Platoon" to the world championship title in the TP-52 class.
The Ansgar chain is traditionally sailed between the HVS and the SKWB and their club yachts "HaspHamburg" and "Bank von Bremen". This year it went to Peter Schikora, the skipper of the "Bank".
Ceremony: Festive atmosphere on the SKWB evening in Bremen's town hall