More than 100 manufacturers, sailing associations and regatta organisers will fill the sailing halls 15 and 16 of the fair and thus show the "crème de la crème" of the industry. Sailing is, and always has been, more than just a sport. Sailing means true passion - passion you can experience for yourself in two impressive halls. Discover dinghies and sailing yachts, the latest trends and thrilling voyages. Our experts give sailing fans-in-the-making valuable tips and tricks in our new “start sailing” area whilst the little ones get ready to cast off in the boot Sailing School.
SAILING CENTER - stage
The Sailing Center's programme includes fascinating highlights: Kirsten Neuschäfer, the first woman to win the 2022-2023 Golden Globe Race, presents her impressive circumnavigation. The Youth & Women's America's Cup Germany Team 2024 reports on the team composition and the team's journey so far.
In an interview, Nils Frei, Sponsors Account Manager of the Alinghi Red Bull Racing Team, provides insights into the world of the America's Cup. The German SailGP team under Olympian Erik Heil will answer all questions about the Sail GP format and the German team. Sanni Beucke shares her "This Race is Female" campaign to encourage women in sailing. Robert Stanjek and Jens Kuphal, after their participation in The Ocean Race, will share their experiences, adventures and insights on stage with the audience.
Rosalin Kuiper will lovingly share her stories about the beauty of the seas, life on the waves in the toughest sailing race, The Ocean Race, around the world and the crucial importance of the ocean for our existence. Similarly, Melwin Fink and Lennart Burke will talk about their experiences as newcomers to the Class 40 and the challenges and motivations that drive them.
Sailing School - activities & action
You can try out sailing during the boot. Taking part is expressly encouraged! Of course, under expert supervision from the experienced sailing instructors at Unterbacher See. Students learn from the instructors at the boot Sailing School the first steps in dealing with sails and wind. Optimists are available for sailing on the large water basin with several wind machines.
Your dream of watersports does not have to be a leap into cold water: Our experts in the areas "Start boating - Start Sailing" in Hall 15 gladly provide practical tips and advice to all those who are interested in boating. From boating licenses to chartering yachts and suitable equipment, all your questions will be answered competently here. For free, of course! Beginners will find helpful tips from experts.
Women and men, young and old, with and without handicap - all people who want to sail should also be able to sail! This is what the German Sailing Association is campaigning for at the Inclusive Sailing Day on 28 January 2023 at boot in Düsseldorf!
The "Classic Forum" has been part of boot Düsseldorf since 2005! In exhibition hall 14 of boot 2022 you can expect on around 728 square meters exclusive impressions of the history and development of boat building as well as a and varied program and numerous experts, who will give advice and share their knowledge.