Euro 2021

teaser WM 2021After Max' win in Quiberon and the cancellation of the 2020 event, the German Contender Association is even more excited to host the 50th Contender Worlds in 2021. The Championship will take place in Warnemünde from 4 to 10 July 2021 with a Pre-Worlds event from 2 to 3 July 2021. (The Pre-Worlds will not be the German Nationals 2021.)



  • Warnemünde is a seaside resort and a district of the city of Rostock. It has a population of 8,400 and is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. 
  • Both Warnemünde and Rostock (website) are in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with Rostock being the state's biggest city. Located in the area of the former East-German state, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern became one of the Federal Republic of Germany's new states following the German re-unification in 1990.
  • The July average temperature in Warnemünde is 21° C.


  • We will be racing on the Baltic Sea, a marginal sea from the Atlantic Ocean (with very limited water exchange however).
  • Due to the open character of the sailing venue and the absence of significant current, Warnemünde is one of the best sailing spots in Germany. In July, the wind blows from westerly directions with an average wind speed of 10 (basic) to 15 (gusts) knots.
  • The Worlds will be part of the Warnemünder Woche (i.e. Warnemünde Week), a multi-class sailing and culture event (website, select language in top-left corner).
  • In the last few years, major championships of these classes have been sailed during the Warnemünder Woche: (J/22 Worlds 2019, OK Dinghy Worlds 2018, A-Cat Europeans 2018, 505 Europeans 2017...)
  • The Contender Europeans 1995 have been hosted in Warnemünde, won by Graham Scott.