In addition to the German Navy, the states of Saxony and Thuringia, the Rostock local heroes of the German national sailing league, Rostock`s twinned cities Rijeka (Croatia) and Riga (Latvia) and four women from Poland (Gdansk) made up one team. Thanks to the numerous and diverse crews, the regatta provides an ideal opportunity to continue growing together not only on a political but also on a personal level. "We are looking forward to meeting the other teams and spending a couple of great days with each other here.
Fun is the main thing for us anyway, because sailing is a lot of fun", says Ane Pizl from Gdansk. However, she also has another goal that she wants to spread across the world with her crew from Poland: "So far, there are way too few women sailing and there is a huge male domain in sailing. We want to ensure that this condition is increasingly changing." The team is very pleased with the great support. Among other things, the boat was provided and their accommodation on the gaff ketch "General Zaruski" was organized by the Hanse Sail office. Ana Pizl briefly sums up the management: "We only have to get into the boat and do a good job." On Sunday afternoon it will have turned out, which of the teams has actually done the best job and will be at the top of the podium at the award ceremony.
The ladies from Gdansk are happy about their first visit in Rostock. Photo: Hanse Sail / Thea Kunz