Helga Cup 2023
6 – 9 June 2023
The „Helga Cup“ 2018 on the Alster Lake in Hamburg has been a sailing event for „every woman“ addressing sailing women from all over Europe regardless of their sailing background and capacity/performance. In 2019 the Helga Cup was be much bigger. As a TOP 10 Event and partner of „Hamburg Active City“, we have the support of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. In 2019 and 2021 we managed to show the people of Hamburg and the rest of the world how attractive sailing can be when implemented right in the centre of a big city … Let’s do this again in 2024
Helga Cup – Join the biggest regatta for female sailors worldwide!
You can download our teaser paper with all informations in english here.
The regattas/races will be sailed on the Alster Lake. Just like last year the City as a background and the Alster Lake as the sailing waters have successfully been used since 2018.
The Alster Lake is located right in the city centre of Hamburg and attracts large numbers of spectators. Hardly any other place offers such a wonderful opportunity to present sailing in the middle of a big city. Hamburg’s latest landmark the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall and St. Michaels´ Church spire can be seen in the background. Passing Alster excursion boats let tourists realise that something is going on here – sailing in the middle of the city.
NRV – the sailing club
Just like last year Norddeutscher Regatta Verein is once more the hosting club of Helga Cup. As mentioned before the Alster Lake in the centre of the City of Hamburg are the prime sailing waters of the NRV. The Club is one of the oldest and at the same time most successful sailing clubs in Germany.
Boats and sails will be provided by the NRV. There is no need for the participants to bring their own equipment. Thanks to the commitment of Mittelmann’s Werft, the exclusive sales partner for Germany and Denmark of J-boats. We expect to have a total of 81 crews at the starting line. The large number of registrations received at this time is already overwhelming.
Short races of between 10 and 12 minutes each will be sailed during this years´ Helga Cup. This is a format easy to follow and understand also for non-sailors.
Each position in the race is awarded points – the better the position the more points are credited. At the end the crews with the most points will participate in the final race to determine the winner.
In order to eliminate deviations in the boats every two to three races the crews will change boats. When not racing the crews can retire to the club house to recuperate or can participate in on-shore events.