Bit of History
Year later in 2010 also maghony „Opals” were invited to join the company – as to sail wooden clasic constructions requires similar strength of character. This time nine yachts and 102 crew members met in the port of Hel. All them clad in blue T-shirts easily conquered the small sea-facing town.
2011 there were already 16 yachts participating and for the first time festival flags – red this timie – were flying on our yachts. Colors become emblems distinguishing each edition: 2021 there were again 16 yachts participating in the „black” festival. 2013 we were already 24 yachts and 248 participants. 2014 we had a real problem to fit 27 yachts into the tiny marina in Gdańsk…
Over 12 years almost 90 different yachts were our guests to the Rott & Rust festival. Tehre’s only a single yacht that participated in all of them – the steel „Mestwin” of „J-80” type. Some of our yachts will never return: they have found their fate on the sea bed or were decommissioned due to poor technical condition. Others were purchasedby new owners and undergo general refurbrishing. Some have already returned to our family – in a blooming beauty. This is the sign of the good hope for all the Rott and Rust yachts we love so much!
As part of our mission to popularise classic wooden and steel yacht we have prepared an almanac of all yachts that took part in our festival. Descriptions are unfortunately onlu in Polish, but still everybody can admire their beauty!
Join the Festival
Those who want to join onboard their own yacht, are welcome to send by mail information on the name, size and hull material of the yacht and the number of crew planning to participate (captain included). Participation fee is set based on the number of crew – 2020 was set at 100 PLN / person.
|SEKSTANT – Sailing School
kpt. Maciej Sodkiewicz
biuro ( @ ) sekstant.pl