SAILING Champions League

Champions League

Dear editors,

Please find attached the press release for the SAILING Champions League that starts in two days in Copenhagen.

List with the participating clubs and crews here.
Press photos here.
Further information about the SAILING Champions League here.

Further information about the “Sail for Charity” campaign here.

On page 2 of the PDF you’ll find embed links of the live broadcast.

Kind regards,
Your SAILING Champions League

Europe’s sailing clubs are excited for the SAILING Champions League

Hamburg/Copenhagen, 15th October 2014 – Two days to go until the start of the first SAILING Champions League event (17th to 19th October 2014). 24 clubs from 15 nations are expected to the first showdown of the international sailing clubs. The races can be followed on the Internet with live broadcasting by technology partner SAP.

Two days before the SAILING Champions League, the preparations of the organizers from the Royal Danish Yacht Club, the German sailing league “Segel-Bundesliga” and the Danish sailing league “Sejlsportsligaen” are running at full speed. 100 sailors from all around Europe and from Oman as well as more than 60 volunteers are getting prepared for the races at the “Little Mermaid”.

Olympic sailors, World and European Champions are representing their clubs
The international clubs are coming with their best sailors. The Thunersee Yacht Club (Switzerland) is sending its champion and Star sailor Flavio Marazzi (three-time Olympic participant, second at the Worlds and European Champion). Andreas Geritzer, Olympic Silver medallist from Athens 2004, is the helmsman for the Union Yacht Club (Austria). For the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (Italy) the Italian sailing legend Tommaso Chieffi (multiple World Champion and America’s Cup participant) will be on board. Petra Niemann-Peter (two-time Olympic participant and Vice World Champion in the Laser Radial) is expected to be the only female sailor at the helm starting for the Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee (Germany).

Races will be broadcasted live
To enable the spectators to follow the races in Denmark’s capital live, technology partner SAP will provide live broadcasting via the Internet. The sailing experts Andy Rice and Marcus Baur are the commentators for the live images and GPS tracking data from the boats. Furthermore, SAP Sailing Analytics is delivering statistical data and analysis. This way of live broadcasting using SAP Sailing Analytics and camera images are meanwhile standard in the Danish and German leagues.

To watch “Sailing TV”, the results and teams, go to

Schedule for Copenhagen (Races)
Friday, 17th October: 2:00 pm to approx. 6:00 pm
Saturday, 18th October: approx. 9:00 am to approx. 6:00 pm
Sunday, 19th October: approx. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm /approx. 4:00 pm: Price giving


Record number of entries for the SAILING Champions League


Hamburg, 20th September 2014 – For the premiere of the SAILING Champions League (SCL) from 17th to 19th October 2014 in Copenhagen, the number of entries is growing. 23 clubs have already registered. They will be sailing at this international event to gain the title of the best sailing club.

When the new SAILING Champions League was announced six weeks ago, the news were quickly spread among sailors and sportsmen. Until today the initiators of Konzeptwerft in Hamburg did receive registrations from 23 sailing clubs from 16 nations in total. “We are expecting 25 clubs from at least 17 nations”, said Oliver Schwall, Managing Director of the SAILING Champions League.

In the SAILING Champions League the participating clubs are sailing according to the format of the national sailing leagues in Germany and Denmark on J/70 One Design boats. In Copenhagen, 45 races are planned in three days, each of the races lasting between twelve and fifteen minutes.

All invited nations can send two representatives to the SCL. The countries with an existing format for a national league are sending their top three from their premiere year. The Danish are sending the top three from 2014 and the Germans those from the previous year. “We are overwhelmed from the positive feedback”, says Hans Natorp, President of the Danish Sailing Association, “when leading yacht clubs of Europe and even from the USA are showing such a big interest, we are convinced, that our idea about national and international sailing leagues has a great future ahead.”

Hosts of the SAILING Champions League are the German and Danish league as well as the Royal Danish Yacht Club (KDY). Patron of the event is the European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF).




The first 23 participants of the SAILING Champions League in Copenhagen:

–   Austria: Union-Yacht-Club
–   Austria: Yacht Club Bregenz
–   Czech Republic: Yacht Club Cere
–   Denmark: Hellerup Sejlklub
–   Denmark: Kerteminde Sejlklub
–   Denmark: Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub
–   France: Sport Nautique de l’Ouest
–   Germany: Norddeutscher Regatta Verein
–   Germany: Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee
–   Germany: Württembergischer Yacht-Club
–   Great Britain: Royal Thames Yacht Club
–   Italy: Circolo Cannottieri Aniene
–   Italy: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
–   Monaco: Yacht Club de Monaco
–   Norway: Royal Norwegian Yacht Club
–   Oman: Oman Sail
–   Poland: Chojnicki Klub Żeglarski
–   Russia: Royal Yacht Club Moscow
–   Russia: Saint Petersburg Yacht Club
–   Spain: Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria
–   Sweden: Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club
–   Switzerland: Thunersee Yachtclub
–   USA: St. Petersburg Yacht Club




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SAILING Champions League
Sophie-Karolin Wehner
Tel.: +49 40 226 316 4-63


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