Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup

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The Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup is a regatta series that has been organized annually in late summer since 1995 by the Robbe & Berking group of companies together with the Flensburg Sailing Club (FSC) for classic yachts.[1] The main focus of the sailing classes are the metre classes 12mR, 8mR, 6mR and 5.5mR.[2] The largest participation of yachts in the meter class so far took place in 2013 with 60 yachts and 400 sailors.[3]

But the Dragon class and archipelago cruisers also sail their championships as part of the Sterling Cup. The main attraction are the races of the 12mR yachts, which all gather in the club harbour of the FSC in Glücksburg-Quellental. Thus, this historic sailing class has held its World, European and German Championships as part of the Sterling Cup regattas.[4]

The individual races take place on the Flensburg Fjord between the Ochseninseln and Schausende, so that the spectators can easily follow the sailing competitions from the shore.

In the last two years a special feeder race has been introduced for the 12mR class from Dyvig Bay in Denmark through Alsensund via Sonderburg and further on the Flensburg Fjord to Glücksburg.

An extensive cultural supporting programme on shore rounds off the Sterling Cup.

Individual references

  1. Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup 2016.Archived from.OriginalDecember22,2015; retrieved 26 June 2019 (English).
  2. Sterling Cup – Classic on the Baltic Sea, retrieved on 7 September 2016
  3. Lasse Johannsen:Record participation in Flensburg.In: The Yacht. 5 August 2013, retrieved 18 May 2019.
  4. Lasse Johannsen:European Championship of Twelve.In: The Yacht. 7 September 2015, retrieved 18 May 2019.

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