The call by the Berlin Sailing Association to express its displeasure against a new operating regulation for the jetties in Berlin has not remained without consequences: As the "Spandauer Volksblatt" reports, "the Environment and Nature Conservation Office have received numerous emails and letters in which the authors vent their displeasure with the stricter rules that threaten Spandau's water sports clubs. According to the authorities, there are many letters among them that are classified as “untenable and inappropriate.” They are intended to personally attack employees and in particular the responsible person, insulting them to the greatest extent and far beyond them The district office is therefore examining criminal action against the author."
The background to the call to protest was a letter from the Environment and Nature Conservation Office to Berlin sailing clubs, in which it defined new conditions for the extension of the permit for the recreational boat jetties, which were much stricter than those that had expired: overnight stay on board, lighting on the jetty as well as electricity, Water and sewage pipes would therefore no longer be possible. In a statement by the Spandau Yacht Club it was said: "De facto, the prohibition of any infrastructure on the jetties combined with the prohibition of self-sufficiency of electricity on the boats (e.g. using solar collectors) amounts to a ban on cabin boats."
The chairman of the Spandau Yacht Club (SpYC) Jürgen Lucht is quoted as saying "Such letters are out of the question. We distance ourselves from them" in response to the protest letters that have now been received.