With the RUND UM during the Lindau Sailing Days, boot Düsseldorf supports a unique long-distance night regatta with a time limit of 24 hours, which is held on Lake Constance against the overwhelming backdrop of the Alps. But not only the scenery of the RUND UM is impressive.
The main event of the Lindau Sailing Days in June is the long-distance night regatta RUND UM, in which sailors have to complete a course around Lake Constance within 24 hours. With the Alpine panorama in the background, the approximately 400 boats of the RUND UM perform the biggest mass start in Germany!
It is an impressive show when on the evening of the first regatta day more than 400 sailing boats turn Lake Constance off Lindau into a sea of white sails and go to the start to open the fight for the Blue Ribbon. The larger boats have to cover a distance of 100 kilometres, the smaller yachts follow a shortened course around Lake Constance. Whether last year's winner will be able to defend his title and win the battle for the Blue Ribbon from Lake Constance will be decided one day later, when all boats have completed the night regatta or the time limit of 24 hours has expired.
The Lindau Sailing Club is expecting 400 to 500 ships with about 2,500 sailors every year at RUND UM for the largest and longest sailing regatta on Lake Constance. The course always begins and ends at Lindau. Each year it is decided whether the regatta course is to be sailed clockwise or counterclockwise. Since the regatta was also opened for high-tech yachts and catamarans, the interest of the racers has grown from year to year, especially with the catamarans strong increases are noticeable. All keelboats with a length of 6.50 metres or more and a crew of at least three are eligible to participate in RUND UM.
Varied entertainment programme ashore
During the regatta, which has existed since 1951, there is of course an extensive accompanying entertainment programme for sailors and spectators, including a maritime flea market, competitions, live bands and an evening programme. On Sundays the final award ceremony for participants and their guests will take place in the Inselhalle RUND UM of the Lindau Sailing Club, where the winners will be honoured with the 'Blue Ribbon of Lake Constance'.
Rund Um & boot Düsseldorf
Besides the clothing brand Musto, boot Düsseldorf is one of the main sponsors of this regatta event, which is unique on Lake Constance. In addition to the advertising material, give-aways and banners provided for RUND UM, boot Düsseldorf is responsible for the presentation of the sailing weather in cooperation with WetterWelt and is also involved in the organisation of the accompanying programme for the regatta of the Lindau sailing club on land.
But boot Düsseldorf is also present on the water with a very special offer. For selected and invited guests, boot organises an exclusive regatta escort cruise in a class of its own every year for RUND UM. For this purpose the historic paddle steamer Hohentwiel is chartered every year, which in itself is a real pleasure for every friend of the maritime. The Hohentwiel, launched in 1913, is the only steamship and at the same time the oldest passenger ship still in service on Lake Constance and offers the right atmosphere to follow the RUND UM in an unforgettable way.