HAMBURG ancora YACHTFESTIVAL 2021 Cancelled

Hamburg, 14 April 2021 – Following extensive consultations with authorities and partners, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH decided today to cancel the HAMBURG ancora YACHTFESTIVAL which had originally been scheduled to take place in Neustadt, Holstein from 28 to 30 May 2021.

In view of the highly dynamic development of the pandemic in recent weeks, there is no basis for reliable planning. Furthermore, the current version of the relevant ordinance of the State of Schleswig-Holstein prohibits all events until 9 May. In the current situation it is unfortunately not unlikely that this ordinance will remain in effect beyond that date.

“We had prepared an exciting yacht festival for 2021, including a suitable health and safety concept to finally provide a platform to the industry again. Sadly, under the current circumstances there is no way for us to guarantee that we can go ahead with such an event at the end of May 2021. What is more, an incalculable health risk remains during the scheduled time for the festival,” said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. “After careful consideration of all options, we had no choice but to cancel the event, if with great regret. This decision was not an easy one.”

Hamburg Messe und Congress will now begin planning for the HAMBURG ancora YACHTFESTIVAL 2022 which is scheduled to take place from 27 to 29 May at the same location, the ancora Marina in Neustadt, Holstein.

Detailed answers to any questions in connection with the cancellation can be found at

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Karsten Broockmann

Corporate press officer / Director PR department

Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH

ph.: +49 (0)40 / 3569-2090

fax: +49 (0)40 / 3569-2099

E-mail: karsten.broockmann(at)hamburg-messe(dot)de

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