"SAiL BREMERHAVEN" - The International Festival of Windjammers
1986. 1990. 1995. 2000. 2005. 2008. 2010. 2015. 2020. "SAiL BREMERHAVEN" has long since become an international institution in a city and region that is traditionally and historically closely linked to sailing shipping.
Between 1840 and 1926, more than 250 large deep-water sailing ships were built at the Rickmers and Joh. C. Tecklenborg shipyards. Large training ships such as the "Krusenstern" (ex. "Padua") or the "Statsraad Lehmkuhl" (ex. "Grand Duke Friedrich August") still sail the world's oceans today. Not to mention the bark "Alexander von Humboldt II", which has been the floating ambassador of Bremerhaven in the international community of windjammers and sail training since 2011.
Since more than 180 years Bremerhaven lives from shipbuilding, shipping and port economy. "SAiL BREMERHAVEN" expresses this identity in a bundled way. The exploration of the seas and the poles of our earth, the research in the German and European shipping history or the authentic preservation of cultural maritime heritage are consequently today among the great tasks of the city, which is host for the tenth time for the international festival of the windjammers "SAiL BREMERHAVEN".
It is a good tradition that the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal State of Bremen together with the city of Bremerhaven invites the international community of sailors on big and small windjammers, on ocean-going yachts and traditional ships to a "SAiL BREMERHAVEN".
Seestadt Bremerhaven - Welcome to a city that has changed its face in recent years and has become a maritime centre of research, high technology, culture and maritime tourism.