28th Hanse Sail Rostock – traditional seafaring at first hand
Between the 9th and the 12th of August 2018, the 28th Hanse Sail welcomes around 200 traditional sailing ships and museum ships at the quays of Rostock and Warnemünde.
The Hanse Sail is a fixed component throughout a series of maritime events, which take place in seven port cities in the Baltic Sea Region with the theme „Baltic Sail“. The Danish and the Germans celebrate their own small anniversary this year together: The 10th Haikutter Festival Nysted (4th – 8th of August 2018) and the regatta of the Haikutter to the Hanse Sail in Rostock on the 8th of August.
The two oldest, still active windjammers in the world, the Russian four-masted barque „Sedov“ (year of construction: 1921) and „Krusenstern“ (1926), as well as the full rigged ships „Mir“ from Russia (1987) and „Christian Radich“ from Norway (1937) have announced their participation in this years´ Hanse Sail.
Sail with us! You can experience the traditional way of sailing at first hand on a turn. Many of the vintage ships start for daily and evening voyages every day. In addition, you can book trips from other Baltic or North Sea ports to Hanse Sail Rostock or vice versa.
Sweden is the international partner country for the 28th Hanse Sail. A fleet of wooden sailing ships defines the western end of the city port. The “Tre Kronor av Stockholm“, „Tre Hjärtan av Halmstad“, „Vega av Gamleby“ or „Hoppet av Brantevik“ have been invited to represent the art of their architects and their native ports.
On land a diverse entertainment program awaits you, spread across themed markets, with various locations and on several stages. One of the highlights is the grand display of fireworks on Saturday evening in Warnemünde and the city port!
Be part of fit – We are looking forward to seeing you!
Traditional sailing vessels in Warnemuende, Photo: Hanse Sail/Lutz Zimmermann