Sailing to Denmark!
What is the characteristic of the navigation season in Denmark? How do yachtsmen and tourists who come to this original country with beautiful landscapes have a rest?
If you are thinking of sailing on the waters of Denmark, you should be aware that the navigation season in this country is rather short. And therefore, when it finally comes, Danish yachtsmen, as they say, "come off the full program." If wives share their hobbies, then they go on yachts with their husbands; if not, they cannot pull a husband ashore under any pretext, because they know that a yacht is sacred for them.
Why is Denmark such a short navigation season? It's simple: the weather here is not always favorable to yachtsmen, as, indeed, to all residents of the country. Usually the weather conditions, especially on the water, are quite harsh here, and so much so that sometimes even local authorities and insurance agencies go so far as to officially prohibit yacht owners from going to sea from November to April and oblige the Danes to send their boats to hangars for the winter. So if you are interested in navigating in Denmark, you should not count on it during these "forbidden months".
But with the arrival of the long-awaited summer, Danish yachtsmen, as well as travelers from all over the world who arrived here on yachts, are reviving. They try to make the most of the opportunity presented to go to sea under sail or on a motor, in order to "be enough" until the navigation season is over.
Despite the fact that the Danes themselves prefer motor boats, the yachtsmen who have a rest here love to sail in Denmark.
Still, one should not underestimate the interest of the Danes themselves in sailing and sailing yacht cruises. Sailing, sailing regattas and races have always been and will be very popular throughout Scandinavia. Love for sails is difficult to eradicate here. She, as they say, is in the blood of the Scandinavians. Interestingly, the Danes go to chase on their yachts even in the middle of the week, just after a working day, instead of lying on the sofa in front of the TV and drinking beer, as is customary in some other countries. So, on the water, under sail, they rest after a hard day's work. Usually on weekdays, regattas are held in the evenings, on Wednesday and Thursday, but on weekends, racers spend time with their families, going on small yachts on yachts. Yachting and sailing is an integral part of Danish life. So it was from time immemorial. Moreover, there are really a lot of yachts in this country. According to rough statistics, in Denmark there is one boat for every 15th inhabitant of the country, which is one of the best indicators in the world.
99% of all yachtsmen in the country traditionally honor all yachting customs and etiquette and are members of yacht clubs with all the ensuing consequences.
"All over Scandinavia sailing, sailing regattas and races have always been and will be very popular."
In Denmark you can go on a yacht everywhere. True, you can walk from one coast to the other in three hours, and you are not really there. But the Danes are already accustomed to such limitations of the navigation space and even find their charm in it. They walk from fjord to fjord, from island to island. There is plenty to enjoy here, with many beautiful landscapes and quiet, sheltered places to navigate in the summer. During their sailing trips, Danes often meet Germans heading for the Kiel Canal, as well as Swedes who came on yachts to buy local beer.
Unfortunately, with so many yachts in the country (366,000 officially registered boats), there is a serious shortage of berths in marinas and ports. 250 ports across the country provide a total of only 70,000 yacht berths. In addition, ports and marinas in Denmark are very small, so it is difficult to maneuver here, and you need to have good dexterity and experience so as not to damage your boat and harm someone else's.
The rest Danish yachtsmen are happy peoplewho take the best from life and enjoy every day on board their sailing or motor boats.
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