Greeting Remarks of the Senator for Interior Matters and Sport, Frank Henkel. Patron of the Gold Cup 2015

 

Welcome to the Nordic Folkboat regatta, the „Goldpokal 2015“, and warm regards from the sport center Berlin!

I am glad that the Spandauer Yacht-Club – as the winner of the 2011 event – is hosting this sport event in Rostock-Warnemünde. This region is not only sought after by water sportswoman and -man from the capital but also became one of the most popular travel destinations.

The fact that this Regatta is organized by a yacht club from Berlin can be understood as a hint. Regarding the Olympic and Paralympic Games, both Berlin and Rostock-Warnemünde are currently striving for a similar shared organization. Warnemünde is an excellent region for all kinds of high class sailing competitions, no matter if olympic or non-olympic sailing boat classes.

Watersport itself and the Nordic Folkboat class are both very popular and prospering activities in Berlin so much that some of those 60 and more participating crews will be from Berlin.

In my capacity as a patron of this event, I would like to thank everybody for the support and the good cooperation with the city of Rostock, as well as the Rostocker Regatta Verein.

I wish all participants a good outcome and success.

Frank Henkel
Senator for Interior Matters and Sport
Patron of the Gold Cup 2015