470s of the German national team in 2012
The history of the DSV is a journey through time through the chapters of German sailing. Technical development, social change, all of this is reflected on the water. In the current issue we have taken the birthday of the club-bound sailors as an opportunity to embark on this trip.
It begins in the Wilhelmine era, when life on board was still dominated by classism. It leads through the post-war period, when the isolation from the World Sailing Association and economic hardship led to the blossoming of small, national classes. And the look astern does not stop at National Socialism, when sailing was taken over by the state.
In contrast, the association as it exists today is a post-war plant. When sailing is allowed again, it doesn’t take long for GRP series production to emerge and make the acquisition of a boat affordable for the masses. In addition to regattas, sailing is gaining in importance as a popular sport.
How the DSV survived the times and how it became what it is.