In the menu points under “Information” we provide important tips on sailing in practice in the “Four Corners of the Southern Baltic Sea”. The tips can be used by the sailors as primary orientation. As many regulations and conditions change constantly, each skipper should collect up-to-date information from the applicable authorities before setting off on a trip into foreign waters – wherever possible we provide you with links and addresses.
We provide you information on questions concerning the licence and insurance obligations. Which boating licences are mandatory or sensible? What has to be taken into account when an accident occurs abroad and which documents must be taken along? How should the boat and the crew be insured? For the seas of Bornholm, South-east Sweden, Swínouscíe and Rügen it is also important to know something about the fishing equipment and methods. Particularly motorboats can become a danger for fishing nets. Furthermore, fishing may under no circumstances be impaired by sports traffic. In this connection too, there is information on the development, tides and natural conditions of the Baltic Sea which are an important basis for all sailors to understand the sailing conditions. Animals and plants, as well as reservations in the areas concerned are briefly introduced in the section “Nature”. In the chapter about safety we inform you about the conditions of the partly very demanding sailing waters. Climatic conditions and weather in the southern Baltic Sea are also introduced. The wind conditions are an important basis when planning the sailing tour to the respective waters. Even if the customs and border conditions have become clearly less complicated by the EU states all joining the Schengen Agreement in 2001 it is certainly worth to cast an eye on the information dealing with customs and border regulations.