Travemünde, Germany – The SAILING Champions League finals reached an exciting climax in Travemünde, offering four days of intense racing. The prestigious event, which took place from July 22 to July 25, 2023, saw the best sailing teams from around the world compete for the coveted title.
During the event, a total of 15 flights were sailed, demonstrating the skill and determination of the participating teams. After the intense preliminary rounds, the top four teams, Åländska Segelsällskapet, Segel- und Motorboot Club Überlingen, Yacht Club Gdansk and Berliner Yacht Club, moved on to the highly anticipated Final Four on the Trave.
The Final Four offered exciting racing as each team battled for the win. Travemünde Week spectators got to see a spectacular show as teams battled head-to-head for title. The competition was fierce, with only a few points separating the frontrunners.
Last year they came out as second place, this year Åländska Segelsällskapet emerged as winners and secured the coveted title of SAILING Champions League Final 2023. Their exceptional skills and strategic maneuvers took them to the top of the leaderboard and earned them the well-deserved SAILING Champions winner title. The strong competition just behind: The German team led by Segel- und Motorboot Club Überlingen in second place and third place from one of the biggest leagues in the International Sailing League Association: Yacht Club Gdansk.
“The races have never been as close as this year. We had super many very close start situations, you could well observe that every centimeter was fought for.” said Oliver Schwall. “Congratulations to the Åländska Segelsällskapet and all participating teams for their remarkable performances”.
As a partner of the SAILING Champions League, Gin Sul was instrumental in creating a vibrant campus with its turquoise branding and iconic vintage car.
The SAILING Champions League Final in Travemünde once again proved to be a world-class sailing event, bringing together sailors from 10 countries and inspiring the global sailing community. The longest journey was shown by the two Australian teams The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.
We sincerely thank all participants, partners, sponsors and the dedicated organizers who made this event a resounding success. We look forward to even more exciting sailing moments in the coming seasons of the SAILING Champions League.