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Set sail for summer!


are you still dreaming or already planning your next holiday? Let the top destinations from watersports professionals inspire you for your next adventure! In our new beginner’s series with the Verband Deutscher Sportbootschulen e.V. (VDS), you will learn what you need to know when starting a new watersport. Let’s begin with Opti sailing. Or join the Mercury Experience Days in Düsseldorf in June and test various motorboats directly on the water! Of course, there are also exciting raffles waiting for you.

Summer is finally in sight!

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The top watersports spots of the pros 2023

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Off to the water - but where? We asked watersports professionals – from kayakers, windsurfers and stand-up paddlers to sailors and divers – where they’re headed to this year. Find out more about the hottest spots and their dream destinations!

Set sail in an Opti

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Start sailing – at an early age: This works best in an Optimist dinghy. Read all about how your kids can learn to stay on course in an Opti and get their junior sailing license with the VDS!

Mercury Experience Days: Testing motors and boats in Düsseldorf

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In the exhibition halls of boot Düsseldorf in January – already on the water in June: More than 20 boats and motors are ready for testing during the Mercury Experience Days from 17-18 June 2023 in the Media Harbour Düsseldorf. Whether you’re an angler or a speed fan – make sure you don’t miss this line-up! Book your test drive now!

Experience Kiel Week up close

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Participate and win a special experience at the Kiel Week – for you and your plus one. On Saturday, June 17, you can enjoy a welcome drink in the lounge before taking a RIB to the regatta course to be up close when the world-class sailors compete.

These are your watersports trends 2023

Results of survey | Copyright © Messe Düsseldorf
We wanted to know what draws you to the water this season. These watersports are trending with you:
1st place: Stand-up paddling and sailing
2nd place: Motor boating and wingsurfing/foiling
3rd place: Paddling, surfing and wakeboarding
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