A sea of discoveries
– the sailing waters of the “South Baltic Four Corners”
The “South Baltic Four Corners” of the southern Baltic Sea provides the traveller with all the particularities that make the north of Europe so particularly attractive. Gentle green farming land behind the beach, spectacular chalk cliffs and the turquoise blue sea, idyllic fishermen‘s ports and inspiring Baltic seaside resorts are waiting for their guests. Furthermore, historic castles and palaces, complete with their culinary variety and many cultural highlights. Southeast Skåne, Bornholm, Rügen and Świnoujście are border regions of their states and are all located in the southern Baltic Sea – this unites them. With the down-to-earth charm and traditional hospitality they welcome their European friends who are not impaired by inconvenient border controls.
Sailors are challenged by demanding trips and relaxing excursions on natural waters alongside a particularly diversified coastal landscape. You get to Southeast Skåne over the open seas. Little fishermen‘s harbours structure the cost with their extensive sand beaches. In Ystad you can hike on the tracks of the detective stories by Henning Mankell. Bornholm blessed by the sun is known as the “Capri of the North” and is an ideal target for sailors, after all the Danish isle is right in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Numerous beautiful ports compete for visiting boats. The isle Rügen takes the shape of an archipelago from the heartland and numerous peninsulas. The greatly structured coastal landscape with its Bodden (typical lagoon-like landscape along the Baltic coast) turns the area into a particularly varied region for sailors. The former “resort of world renown”, Świnoujście at the Szczecin Haff (Lagoon) is currently being reborn with a touch of new radiance. The possibility to go on excursions to Usedom or Peenemunde provides the additional attraction for a trip. The Swine, an estuary arm of the river Oder connects the Szczecin Lagoon covering approx. 900 km² with the Baltic Sea.
Every sailing tour to the “South Baltic Four Corners” needs thorough preparation. The sailing boat should be seaworthy and the crew must be experienced. Each area comes up with its special challenges, both for the boat and the equipment. Particularly the limitations due to the gillnets and fish traps on the isle of Rügen and in the Szeczin lagoon must be considered. Furthermore, do not forget to consider nature conservation, after all its purpose is to ensure that the magic of the scenery and the diversity of fauna and flora are maintained in coming decades, too. The sailing conditions in the region of the “South Baltic Four Corners” include conditions as in high seas all the way to the protected coastal waters. Communal and private ports can be approached just as the hospitable club marinas. A great number of solitary moorings are at your disposal. Well visible landmarks make navigation easier and as a rule you find service providers and suppliers everywhere.