12th Hajkutter Regatta from Nysted to Rostock – 4th of August 2021
On 4th of august 2021, the festival and the associated international Hajkutter regatta from Nysted (Denmark) to Rostock took place for the 12th time.
On the days before the regatta the Haikutter Festival is held in Nysted (Guldborgsund municipality), with maritime attractions, music and a colorful children’s program for visitors, locals as well as for the crews of the participating ships.
5 ships took part in the 12th Hajkutter regatta, for the prelude of the 30th Hanse Sail, from Nysted to Rostock.
The Hajkutter: HANSINE, HANNE MARIE, VALKYRIEN AF HÖGANÄS, JANE.
On board were 37 fellow sailors who took the Scandlines ferry to Denmark early in the morning on August 4 and boarded the Hajkutter there.
The ships left the harbor on the same day at 09:30 in the morning.
The parade was led by the sailing yacht „TIMANFAYA“ of the Swiss Sailing Club SSC.
At this point we would like to say again thank you to the sailing friends of the SSC, who helped us out of a tight spot at short notice and completely unbureaucratically. Unfortunately, a ship had broken down the day before to accommodate the regatta leader Rainer Arlt and to accompany the regatta.
The start was planned at the Windmill Park of Lolland-Falster, but a long-lasting calm made sailing impossible. All attempts to get wind in the sails were unsuccessful and so the ships had to set off under engine power in the direction of Rostock.
The harbor was almost in sight when the weather conditions improved and the sails could be set, but a regatta could not be held. Finally, race director Rainer Arlt had to assess: „Unfortunately, we didn’t have the conditions to run a regatta today.“
Nevertheless, the 37 German and Danish fellow sailors experienced an eventful day on board during the crossing.
In the end, all participating Hajkutter in the regatta are winners.
As in previous years, it was possible to send the Hajkutter TAX to each Hajkutter.
Thank you very much for the financial resources provided by the sponsors.
Sponsors: – will follow as soon as possible
The harbor of Nysted.
Guests on the HANSINE say Goodbye to Nysted.
The HANSINE is leaving the harbor to the Windmill Park of Lolland-Falster .
The TIMANFAYA on the way to the Windmill Park of Lolland-Falster.
The JANE, HANNE MARIE, VALKYRIEN and NORDWIND.
Winner ceremony Hajkutter Regatta / Honoring the participants.