“The coat of arms of Bremen III”, the “Grande Dame” of the sailing comradeship of the same name (SKWB), has left over 280,000 nautical miles in its wake in a quarter of a century. The anniversary will be celebrated tomorrow, Wednesday, at the Winkler shipyard on the Lesum.
The 16.28 meter long van de Stadt design was primarily on the north and north Baltic Sea, in the Caribbean, England, Scotland and Norway, it also crossed the Atlantic ten times, circumnavigated Cape Horn and South America
In addition, I kept going north to Greenland, further beyond the Arctic Circle to Jan Mayen, Spitzbergen and the Arctic ice border. One of the sailors who shares this enthusiasm with many members of the sailing comradeship is the former mayor of Bremen, Henning Scherf, who sailed his first voyage in 1987 and became the first transatlantic member of the government in 1993. (see YACHT 3/05).
Journeys with the "coat of arms" have received several awards, including the most important trophy for sea sailing, the Schlimbach Prize. On Wednesday from 6 p.m. the flagship of the SKWB will be honored by the Bremen sailors in a ceremony (Bootswerft Winkler, Lesumbroker Landstr. 191, 28719 Bremen). Further information: www.skwb.de