NRV is preparing to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2018 and will do so by hosting a Transatlantic Race.
Incidentally Yacht Club Costa Smeralda – www.yccs.it – of Porto Cervo / SARDINIA – one of our Reciprocal Clubs – will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2017. Therefore, both Clubs have joined hands to organize two outstanding Trans-Atlantic Races in 2017 and 2018.
In November 2017 the YCCS will host the westbound regatta from the Canary Islands to Virgin Gorda, BVI with the finish line in front of their Caribbean Clubhouse.
In July 2018 – supported by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton – www.rbyc.bm – another one of our Reciprocal Clubs – the NRV will host the eastbound regatta from Bermuda to Hamburg / GERMANY.
AAR - The Atlantic Anniversary Regatta 2017 / 2018
This regatta will be part of an extraordinary series of events spanning a 9 month period between November 2017 and July 2018.
It is the first regatta series ever to cross the Atlantic Ocean twice: namely in both directions,
· westbound from Arrecife / CANARY ISLANDS to Virgin Gorda / BVI in November 2017 and
· eastbound from Hamilton / BERMUDA to Hamburg / GERMANY in July 2018
The yachts participating in the eastbound regatta leg will cross the starting line in Hamilton on Sunday, July 8th, 2018. This date is selected to allow yachts and crews, having participated in the Newport Bermuda Race 2018 to get some rest after the Prize Giving ceremony on June 23rd, 2018. That will provide about two weeks’ time to recover from that regatta and to prepare the yachts for the outstanding opportunity to be part of the truly once in a lifetime chance to participate in the eastbound leg of the AAR – Atlantic Anniversary Regatta from Bermuda to Hamburg.
And for the really sports minded yachtsmen there is yet another great opportunity to continue racing. In 2018 Cowes Week will be sailed from August 4th to 11th. This is scheduled to closely follow the Prize giving and Farewell Party in Hamburg on the weekend of July 28th and 29th, 2018.
The AAR will be the outstanding and most important part of the Jubilee Celebrations of two of the most highly regarded Yacht Clubs in the world – Norddeutscher Regatta Verein of Hamburg / GERMANY and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda of Porto Cervo / SARDINIA.
This event is supported by the following International Clubs and Institutions:
· Royal Ocean Racing Club;
· Royal Bermuda Yacht Club,
· International Maxi Class Association,
· Segler-Vereinigung Cuxhaven.
Moreover, the Lord Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Mr.Olaf Scholz, has assumed the patronage of the event.
The AAR – Atlantic Anniversary Regatta 2017 / 2018 is going to be a truly historic maritime event both on and off the water.
For details of the regatta:
· see the attached Invitation Letter of NRV Commodore Andreas S. Christiansen
· as well as the NoR – Notice of Race - which is also attached to this memo
· please also visit the AAR website – www.anniversary-regatta.com – on the internet.
Entries for participation should be sent by e-mail to the organizing authority:
Mr. Arne Hirsch
Bluewater Ocean Racing GmbH
Grosse Elbstrasse 146
Invitation Letter from NRV
The Commodore, your Yacht Club
Re: AAR – Atlantic Anniversary Regatta 2018 – Bermuda to Hamburg
The NRV of Hamburg / GERMANY will celebrate their 150th Anniversary next year with a large variety of sporting as well as social events both in Hamburg and abroad. A very important and prominent part of the anniversary celebrations will be the AAR – Atlantic Anniversary Regatta – a unique dual west- and eastbound trans-Atlantic race –being supported by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in London.
The westbound leg from Arrecife, Lanzarote / CANARY ISLANDS to Virgin Gorda / BVI is organized and implemented by the YCCS – Yacht Club Costa Smeralda of Porto Cervo / SARDINIA who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year.
The eastbound return regatta leg will be started on July 8th, 2018 from Hamilton / BERMUDA to Hamburg / GERMANY. It is organized an implemented by the NRV in Hamburg as part of the Club’s 150th Anniversary celebrations that year.
Please find enclosed the Notice of Race and related information about the regatta.
We cordially invite the members of your Club to participate in this unique regatta event. By doing so they can be part of the anniversary celebrations here in Hamburg which will be a truly outstanding event they will remember positively for a long time.
We look forward to receive respective entries from your Club members with keen interest. Thank you.
NORDDEUTSCHER REGATTA VEREIN
Andreas S. Christiansen
Respective details can be found in the documentation linked below:
Website Teaser - 2017 August 31
NRV 150th Anniversary Invitation Letter - 2017 August 26
Press Release - 2016 Jan 24
AAR Pre-Entry List
AAR Pre-Notice of Race - 2017 August 08
AAR Logo - PDF and JPG
At this time there already is an impressive list of pre-registrations. We expect to see additional entries from many more yacht clubs invited to participate.
For more information, contact Wolfgang Weber, International@nrv.de – Delegate International Affairs, Norddeutscher Regatta Verein