It is not a premature April fool’s joke that came today, shortly before 16 PM by press release from Hamburg. The largest Inwater boat show in Germany in Neustadt in Holstein does not take place this year. The Hamburg ancora yacht festival should from 5. to 7. June take place.

Today, on 31. March 2020, reported the Hamburg-based trade fair company: “Due to the progressive spread of the new Corona ends of the Virus has been decided by the Hamburg Messe and Congress GmbH today, the Hamburg ancora yacht festival did not perform.”

No reliable planning possible

The increasing spread of the novel coronavirus and the “extraordinarily dynamic development”, to the closing of the temporary Shipyard in the foreign countries belong, would provide “no basis for a reliable planning,” says Hamburg. The Show is too close to the expected apex of the Covid-19 pandemic in Germany.

This is not as would be possible in the near time © Michael Zapf/HMC Float magazine

The health risk “in the period of Implementation calculable”, in addition, a temporal extension of the States of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein’s rulings “anything other than unlikely”, that is to be expected with some certainty. These so-called General orders allow for the accumulation no greater people – as is currently the case everywhere in Germany. Not even in a yacht Marina in Neustadt ports, such as the ancora.

Messe-in-chief sees security not given

“We could not guarantee safety. This is not a Basis on which the yacht festival to plan.“ says Bernd Aufderheide, CEO and President of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. “Above all, the health of the visitors, exhibitors and our employees had to be. In the second place, the planning security for our partners.“

Not only for sailors is the Inwater boat show significant © Michael Zapf/HMC Float magazine

As the big fish in the Baltic sea, the Inwater Show is an important date, not only in the North German trade fair calendar. In the last Boom year, were presented in the ancora Marina of around 200 boats in the water. float was produced during the Show’s two reports, which also show the area: The Video report for The first Time about Bavaria boat Builder on Board of your boat and the motor boat-Trip with the Buster by the Bay.

The next year in the view

The Hamburg-based trade fair company, which had been abandoned three years ago, the tradition of the fair hanseboot, announced today, now with the planning of the Hamburg ancora yacht festivals 2021 start. The Event is to 28 next year from the. up to 30. May also take place in Neustadt in Holstein.

This article was written by Stefan Gerhard

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