140 ships with a total of 1275 men and women from 14 countries will tackle the 37 nautical miles route to the Danish island of Ærø on Saturday. With Schleswig-Holstein's Prime Minister Peter Harry Carstensen there is also political celebrities.
Federal Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück and Hamburg's Governing Mayor Ole von Beust have also announced their participation, organizer Peter Gast reports.
"There has never been so much organization as with this edition", he told the YACHT. With a 25-year anniversary, this is probably also clear. The shipping agent himself will also take part in the race with his "Pegasus". Just like the "Uca" by Klaus Murmann, the "HaspHamburg", the "Peter von Sestermühe" and the "Outsider" are part of the party.
According to Peter Gast, the participants can expect one or two anniversary surprises. "Thanks to some sponsors, we succeeded in the program even better this time than usual," said Peter Gast, satisfied in advance. However, he does not want to reveal any more details.
You can also find an interview with Peter Gast in YACHT, 18/2007, on page 130.