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 will 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 it is our objective 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…
Hosting Club: NRV with organizer Sven Jürgensen
Entry: by online registration plus wild cards for selected international crew s- please contact Sven Jürgensen via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download detailed timetable including information on regatta courses and changing zones
Thursday, June 13th: check in followed by Q&A event “sailing instructions” in the evening at Hamburger Segel Club (HSC) hosted by HSC Women's Team
check in until 12.00h – followed by skippers´ briefing
first warning signal at 1.30h/2 pm
Official event opening at the NRV club house at approx. 8:00 pm
Saturday – first warning signal t.b.a. – see notice board at the race office evening: dinner at NRV clubhouse - time t.b.a.
Sunday – first warning signal t.b.a. - prize giving ceremony at approx. 3:30 pm
You can download the latest version of the sailing instructions at Manage2Sail.
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 in 2018 already.
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.
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 will now be able to sail the Helga Cup 2019 in three fleets of J/70s. We expect to have a total of 90 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.