One day left!

Today we have integration party on Pirate Ship.

Every day the ship offers to its visitors a 40-minute cruises on the Gulf of Gdansk, you can eat well there, relax with a drink, in true pirate styling. You can see how ducats are minted and hear the peals of several cannons. These sizable 45 meters can accommodate up to 200 people, therefore its perfectly suited to the charters, shanties and such events as sailing feasts!




Start today at 20.30!

Free entrance

Our regatta competitors have special privileges. You can not miss this!

Hands on board on SailBook Cup 2015

Who wants to sail with us, but don’t have the boat yet? Two boats are still completing crews – s/y Barnaba and Meltemi Charter. About details please contact directly to captains.


Contact Barnaba – Eugeniusz Jadczuk +48 603-417-274


Contact Meltemi Charter – Michał Górecki 605-615-017



Bartek Czarciński is the last one from 35 participants – nice round number. He’s going to take part in the regatta on „Perła Gdyni”, an eight-meter-long yacht, which he built on his own. Also, he intends to take a trip around the world in the footsteps of Henryk Jaskuła.

Once again, we have a full range of participant: those, who prefer to wander in the Baltic Sea, most ambitious sailors competing on the oceans and travellers, who are accomplishing the most difficult sailing challenge in the world.

From the very beginning, SailBook Cup was a perfect place to test the crew and the yacht before the dream adventure – for Krystian Szypka before the Ostar 2013; for Szymon Kuczyński before the single-handed sailing around the world – Maxus Solo Aroud (Szymon currently is somewhere on the Panama Canal); for Michał Orzoł and his boat “Bliski” – he starts his journey around the world… and for all those participants, whose goals and dreams were not terminated yet.

The year 2015, the fifth edition and Tomek Konnak, who’s watching us since the beginning and won the prize as accompanying boat (twice), decided to reach for the victory – will “Czarodziejka” be able to conjure the podium in ORC?

The five-meter-long “Gringo”, owned by Łukasz Stawki, is the smallest boat in the race. The biggest one is “Barnaba”, owned by Jerzy Kadczuk, who is taking part in the regatta for the 3rd time. Will “Fujimo” (skippered by Mariusz Kowalski) be the fastest yacht? Here’s the new motto of the regatta: “the winner is the one, who will complete the entire route of the race and will stay in one piece” ;)

This year, each participant is involved in the “Go to Leo” – all revenue of the downloadable applications from the Yellowbrick will be transferred to the account of the Foundation. A sailor, who are struggling with the Baltic Sea are having the opportunity to help Leo in his fight against the disease and remove Ondine’s curse – isn’t it amazing?

Wouldn’t it be nice to extend the regatta on another island, so the race would last as long as possible…


Who knows, maybe next year?


At present our race is supported by: the City of Sopot, Naftoport, Fiat Auto Poland, oceanTEAM, Henri Lloyd, Jerzy Kuliński, Prime System and Ocean Sails.

31. s/y Waruna
32. s/y Froya
33. s/y Resumee
34. s/y Czarodziejka
35. s/y Perła Gdyni

Not for the trophy, but to break the curse


This year, the regatta has another goal. Help us to break the Course!

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We decided to help raise funds for the development of research into the disease known as Ondine’s curse. In Norse mythology, Ondine is the water nymph, who lured young boys with her songs to drown them. Today, Ondine’s curse is a lethal disease associated with insufficient supply of oxygen to the body.


On the occasion of the fifth edition of the regatta SailBook Cup, we will try to remove this nasty curse of Norse goddess.

All proceeds from the download apps from our regatta satellite Tracked by Yellowbrick will be donated to the Foundation’s account.


More about the Ondine’s curse

Ondine’s curse is most commonly used to refer to congenital central hypoventilation syndrome – it’s a rare, genetically determined, a potentially deadly disease. Patients afflicted with this syndrome suffer from respiratory arrest during sleep.

In normal conditions, we do not control breathing consciously, our body’s autonomic nervous system controls it. This control is accomplished through the levels of gases in the blood including the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Children with CCHS have impaired responses to abnormal concentrations of oxygen and blood levels of carbon dioxide and the neurological feedback mechanism that monitors them, do not react quickly enough to maintain an even respiratory rate, which result acidification of the body and death. There’s about 1200 people in the world with CCHS.


Meet Leo


Leo was born on 16 December 2010 with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS). As soon as he falls asleep, Leo must be connected through the tracheotomy tube to a respirator. He requires constant supervision and care – both day and night, constant rehabilitation and medical care. Probably, when he will be older, it will be possible to implant him a diaphragm pacing system, so he won’t need to use a respirator anymore.

You can find all information about Leo on the website Leoblog and on Facebook Akcja Pomocy Dla Leosia. Leo parents are international coordinators for the CCHS Foundation in Poland.


The movie “Our Curse”


There’s a movie about the disease of Leo (directed by Tomasz Śliwiński, Poland, 2013, 27 minutes), which is a personal statement by the director – he and his wife have to deal with this very rare, incurable disease of their newborn child. During the movie you can see the process of anxiety associated with the disease. The history of movie characters is described on the blog: The production was awarded at numerous festivals and nominated for an Oscar.

The film is available on the platform of the New York Times Op-Docs.


You can also help by transferring 1% of the tax:

KRS number 0000186434; Specific objective: “Leo Hueckel-Śliwiński 36 / H”


Yachts arrives like mushrooms after the rain :)

Three weeks of plenty applicantions behind us. Another twelve boats joined to our adventure, so we already reach last year record.

We are happy to do all the preparation to make exceptional Slavonic event.

I promised that there would not be a boar this time, I do what I can for him to let him peacefully run across the wilderness, that is why we are thinking about new secular menu tradition – maybe dumplings with shrooms and cabbage from Nova Pierogova?:)

Here are our players:

16. s/y Pardosa – first trimaran in SailBook Cup 2015


17. s/y Reset – Artur Sykson this time on Gib Sea 362


18. s/y Sunrise – Krystian Szypka, Ostar sailor ;p


19. s/y Endorphine – winner of KWR class in 2014.


20. s/y Bliski – jacht was constructed as a crossing boat with snail :) and for gents, who would not sail to wind.


21. s/y Gringo – modified construction Setka type


22. s/y Copernicus – flag unit of  Gdynia’s Yacht Klubu Stal, 

participant of Whitbread Round The World Race in 1973 year


23. s/y Mikka – second trial to SailBook Cup, 

last year they had engine problems, which crossed out they from starting list.


24. s/y Strefa Ciszy 2 – with comandor of Jachklub Elblag


25. s/y Four Winds – remembered by us for will to fight 2014′ 

– 400 NM on torned mainsail;)


26. s/y – ex Blagodarnost, ex Rubin in new hands


 27. s/y Cecilia – yellow Murena 30


It looks to be an exciting week on the Baltic:)

About my first regatta

My first race … I’m a biker. I have always been. I once told my children that when I’ll be 50 years old and I’be an old guy, I’ll buy the Gold Wing for myself (it’s such a big couch on two wheels, with armrests, radio, TV, refrigerator, ice maker, grill;) and I’ll drive along the wide roads.

When I turned 50. I said that I postponed being an old guy, I’m still a young ass;) So, as my dear wife said, I started to fuss! Once someone talked me for some skiing, another time I decided to do diver course, which I didn’t finish previously. More and more I liked it coming. Somehow, I came to the marina in Gdynia and I saw sails. When I was on holiday I made a patent for sailing and I became addicted to this! For real :) I once upon a time my friend called me – it was in June:

– There’s job! You have to help someone to remove the boat from Gdynia to Tolkmicko.

You didn’t have to tell me twice. At this time I didn’t know that this boat will be my future home for almost two weeks. Here’s how I met skipper Sławek Frajkopf and his s/y Kristi… Anyway, the boat didn’t know that it would be her name ;)


It turned out that in July the captain is planning to take a part in some kind of race. I’ve checked when I’m able to take a time off and I registered as a crew member. Just a few weeks before the start of the regatta I’ve heard the bad news – our participation in the race is a big question mark, because of the failure of the engine – the head of the engine was cracked. How it’s possible? We won’t go to Sweden? I won’t take a part in the regatta? I won’t see Gothland? Oh no! That cannot be! What kind of engine it is? Give me that head, I’ll weld it by myself!

But it turned out that it was more complicated. The head was made of cast iron, we weren’t able to fix it, the engine was out of the market for forty years, no one has any parts to replace the broken one. A total breakdown! Finally, our captain found the head – some magician of marine engines from Stockholm had it. But will we have it in time? I’ve had some stupid ideas to ride my bike to Sweden, but… the ferry, I would have to take two days off… In the end, we sent it by courier, who delayed the delivery so much, that I bitten my nails almost to the elbows. But it worked… just in time! ;)


Me and Sławek went for the supplies and two other crew members on Thursday, 17th. Blażej – a young sailor, but with a very experienced in racing, amazing “sense” and sailing instinct. Natalia – very nice and very pretty Błażej’s girlfriend, who declared herself as the cook and additionally became a good spirit of the crew. The good spirit was protecting us from the captain’s anger. Her smile or even presence was enough for the skipper to forget what was he mad about – he was happy again.

On Thursday afternoon, we’re leaving Tolkmicko to make it to Sopot for the integration event and there’s the first hassle – drawbridge in Rybina is closed until the next morning. Waiting and wasting time was very painful. But every cloud has a silver lining… Though not for the Facil. We found the crew from Facil in the bush next morning along with the guys from Elblag.
The propeller was tangled in the seaweed, so we helped them, just like noble knights…
We were sailing together, sometimes boardside to boardside, to exchange the beer (ours was warm, theirs was chilled straight from the fridge;). Just before Sobieszewo we’ve had a second problem – we’ve realized that the bridge will be opened an hour earlier than we thought. Damn it! If we don’t make it, another opening won’t be until late afternoon and they will eat the whole boar in Sopot without us! Motivation is too strong not to make it, so we’re rocking the boat as much as it’s possible (Lord protect our new head…). Fortunately, Kristi’s engine and propeller are strong as a tug, so we go like ORP Błyskawica! Facil was behind us, and with freshly purified propeller, he was trying to keep pace. We made it!


Some young man, who is running all over the Sopot’s quay, caught our fast. He made a node within milliseconds, threw the rope on the bitt and he run to the next boat. He was so fast, that I didn’t even know how that happened – I guess that he must have been a good sailor.
You still don’t know who’s the guy I’m talking about? It was Jacek. The main organizer of the regatta greets everyone with a handshake as soon as we pop-up on the shore. He’s in very good mood. He’s cool, everyone’s like this? Indeed – as I discovered during the integration.
Somehow, I didn’t feel that it was my first time here and soon I’ve had dozen of new friends!
One man with a beard, very modest and likeable, looked familiar to me, but we figured out during the conversation, that haven’t met before. Later it turned out that it was the captain from Generał Zaruski! ;)
Our last crew member – Tomek, came during the event. He’s nice, young student, with a huge experience, he survived even the storms in the North Sea. He was my mate during the watch. Yeah… Am I the least experienced member of the crew? No, I’m not! There’s also Natalka ;)




On Saturday, it’s time for last provision; the opening ceremony of the regatta, photos, applause, the orchestra’s playing and we’re on the water! You can feel the excitement among the people, but also a joy – just like a child, when it get’s a huge bowl of ice creams with some fruits. Most of the participants worked very hard and had to overcome numerous obstacles to get here, but the party’s on!


The start was amazing: beautiful weather, beautiful yachts and plenty of other boats around, but it was time to start the race. We were tacking all the way to Hel and talked with each other; we watched the peninsula from the north and than, slowly went out into the sea. In the evening, the first watch has started and I felt … that I cannot even go to sleep. I gave Neptune a bow – I do not know if it’s because I mixed different kinds of alkohol yesterday or it’s the rocking the boat … in any case, after that I slowly returned to normal and I didn’t have such problems anymore ;)

We change the watch in every 8 hours, I’m fine with the rhythm of work on board; I started to relax and forgot about the problems I’ve left on the shore, thanks to a simple repetitive tasks. Slowly, I’m turning into a damn Viking, who has only three problems: to sleep in, to eat and s… ;) And that’s a huge problem! The captain gave the only toilet on board exclusively for Natalka. Well, of course! If she smiles a little bit longer and batting her lashed a little bit more, he would give her the whole boat ;))

The first day, Natalka was emptying the kettle for the old water overboard, she turned it upside down, shook, and she watched with a surprise as the lid falls into the water to be gone forever. Captain, instead of being angry and yell at her for ruining the property, was laughing so hard, that he almost fell over the rail. Then, Natalka threw a bucket for scooping the sea water, and by the way, she almoste threw herself overboard;) But hey, we were sure that even if she throw away the laptop with navigation, she will be fine. But the rest of the crew knew, that as captain wakes up and sees such a stuff like: unwashed cups or a knife, flashlight and binoculars out of their place, one’s can immediately throw himself into the sea !;)

We were surrounded by a void, only water and sun, sometimes we’ve seen another boat on the horizon. At night, I realized that the nearest shore is min. 100 miles away. Oh mummy! If something goes wrong, we will be busted. We will have to repair every failure on our own… and we can only count on ourselves, or other participants of the regatta, of course, if they hear our calling. Later it turned out (shame on me – but I’ll write about it later) that Kristi has a radio like a space shuttle! If Sławek had a similar radio at home, he could chat with his wife ;)


Finally, we saw the shore – it was the Gothalnd! We were a little bit late against the rest of the fleet, when suddenly the wind began to blow. We reef the sails, it’s blowing harder and the skipper yawns; the water strikes us into the faces and captain is ordering a cup of tea; here goes a huge wave, the water hits the hull trying to stop us and our captain is looking for the lighter; the waves are starting to grow and some of them are reaching the spreaders, so finally, the captain is interested and decides to change the course for more favorable – go to the shore – it’s the race eventually!
Close to the shore the wind was weaker, about 5 knots, and our skipper is doing what? He orders to go back into the sea, because there’s some „calm” ;)
I do not remember exactly how long we’re sailing in a storm, a dozen hours or so, but finally I heard the captain’s shouting: I can feel the land! Can you feel it? Smells like honey!;)

As we reached Visby in the evening, moored next to the Facile’s side, we were surrounded by shouts and cheers from the shore. It was a warm and friendly welcome. Jacek handed us the champagne, I took a small sip – Jeez! So good;) I cannot describe what I felt, I guess everything at once. Then, the first showers after few days and Polish Evening on the shore alongside Zaruski. Life could not be any better! :)

The next day we have to repair the electrical wiring because something was wrong with it, so there’s was no time to explore the island. After a long tinkering and looking for a needle in a haystack, we resolved the problem. Many thanks to Łukasz Politański from s / y Facil for helping us and lending us tools, and the young genius from s / s Bystrze for his time and accurate “investigation” !;) The weather in Visby was amazing, it was warm and sunny, a nice old town with many monuments and streets – it was a pleasure to walk down those streets, to enjoy some hard ground underfoot. But, as the true sailors, when we were at the sea, we longed for the land, and when we were on the land, we longed for the water.

A restart of the race – the wind was favourable from the very beginning, so we went the north immediately. Then, minute after minute, the wind began to calm. During the night watch we figured out that we overtook Generał Zaruski, which was almost standing still. We were hungry and we started to talk about food. Tomek told me, that today the crew from Zaruski ate the damn apple pie for dessert. – You kidding me? Really? Give me the radio!
The officer of the watch confirmed that they have apple pie and if we wait for them, they will treat us. The temptetion was strong, but we knew that the skipper will throw us overboard and we’re going to eat the apple pie from the ground. ;)


The next day – we’re standing. Everything is standing still. The sun is warm. Sails are hanging. The captain is grim (I guess we need to wake up Natalka;) But it is not so bad, we have the permission to swim in the sea, so the ladder goes overboard and we jump into the water! We are near Sweden, in the middle of the sea and the water is warm just like the lake in the Kashubian region, great – nice holidays! The Generał Zaruski was standing or going very slow a bit further. The crew set every single sail they had, even such tiny “wipes” at the top of mast !;) What’s more, there was no fly, not to mention about any breeze. Later, we took a lap around the Gotska Sandon – it was an agony. Some light wind appeared at night and the first watch decided to set the spinnaker and silently get close to s / s Wanda to scare Michał, who sailed on the eastern side of the island. He wanted to go near the shore to catch the breeze, but he was afraid that he will hit the rocks and he will be eaten by the from the island. I guess the watch managed to scare Michał, because we’ve heard them laughing in the morning;)


The fleet became very stretched – those yachts, that passed the Gotska several hours before of us, went far to the south. There was a silence, but we’ve heard some selected messages, Jacek Zielinski from s / s Quick Livener reported by the radio and soon we heard Rod Stewart was singing … “I am Sailing …” Damn, somehow I was touched and felt that I would like to stay longer here, on the water, with cool people, birds and fish… but not with the flies!
Where are they come from? Very irritating ones, probably it’s some Swedish maritime variant;)

Finally, Jacek asked us to watch over Michał, because we had much better radio. We need to be sure that he will not go crazy. In fact, our radio was so good, that at one point we’ve heard the border guards from Krynica Morska! Well, unless they were on a beer closer to the north;)


I talked with Michał on our watch, he was probably bored and that’s why he was keeping up our conversation. As far as I remember, he’s a young guy, but knows where is the bow, stern etc. Must be cool one, as he took part in the „tour” alone. In Visby something told me that Wanda propeller is shaft to the left from the axis of the boat, because it crosses the axis of the rudder, as a result you need to do an appropriate adjustment to the helm while sailing. Probably you have to correct it somehow way round, as if there wasn’t a lot of details to keep in mind when you sail etc.
We talk about private stuff, such as how old are we, who have wives, children, etc. Michał is a sweet boy, maybe he will be my son-in-law. He has an awesome boat which I will borrow (later I figured out that it wasn’t his property, he also borrowed the boat, but it did not diminish my affection for him! :) I have three daughters, one doesn’t have a boyfriend and she’s interested in sailing so… I decided to make a joke.

– Michał? How tall are you? (I asked because I know that it is important for my girls)
– 1,82 m. – he said.
– Ok, perfect;) – you won the casting and you can try to pick up my daughter.

At the moment I realized that Kristi’s radio is like a nuclear reactor, thanks to its power, few boats were listening us for whole the time, and we received a comment ;) Immediately, I received a questions\ about a ”various details and specifications” of my girls.
Damn it, what a shame;) Michał was amused, he thanked politely and admitted, that he already had a nice girl. And as for other listening people, I replied that I’m not going to talk about it anymore! (Well, unless I will find myself caught somewhere in the middle ocean min. 300 miles from home, because even Kristis radio hasn’t such a coverage;))

You already know what happened next. Two days almost at one tack, strong wind after passing Hel and a struggle to reach the pier right before the Sopot, because the wind disappeared somewhere. Who greeted us at the finish line? Jacek, of course! (is there a few of them ?;)) Then a great joy, sip of champagne and a long party on Wandas board in the company of other sailors. Too bad it was not Michał’s yacht;)


I wuould like to thank for everything: Jacek and Ola, the organizers, for the fact that they wanted to do something; the captain of s / s Kristi, Sławek, for the fact that he took me for the race (he was not so cruel;), the crew: Natalia, Błażej and Tomek for their company and all participants of the race, for the sense of humor and spontaneous, selfless friendship. I only wish that I had the pleasure to meet you all better but … probably it is not the end of story ?;)

Roman Jastrzębski


The first fifteen

Three next application and there are fifteen of us.

s/y Zena II, leading competitor of Gulf of Gdansk


s/y Barnaba, Ist place Open in SailBook Cup 2013


s/y More, 8-meters oldtimer from Gdansk


SailBook CUP 2015 – starting list on day  10/01/2015

1. s/y Trygław /OPEN
2. s/y Quick Livener /ORC
3. s/y Kristi /KWR
4. s/y Urtica /OPEN
5. s/y Facil /KWR
6. s/y Fujimo /KWR
7. s/y Happiness /KWR
8. s/y Konsal /KWR
9. s/y Anitra /OPEN
10. s/y 2 easy /KWR
11. s/y Czarny Bonawentura /KWR
12. s/y Polled 2 /KWR
13. s/y Zena II /OPEN
14. s/y Barnaba /OPEN
15. s/y More /OPEN

Twelve boats on board!

We are slowly collecting powerful team. Who joined us?


s/y Anitra – Albin Vega, after one year break, again in SailBook Cup



s/y 2 Easy – Albin Accent 26



s/y Czarny Bonawentura – yellow Becker 27, as a achivement they wrote “7,5 knot down wind” – how can you not like them?


s/y Polled 2 – this year’s winner of SailBook Cup


The great closing ceremony of the longest Baltic Sea regatta is over!

The participants and supporters of SailBook Cup 2014 had a unique opportunity to take part of the summary of the South Baltic Cup, thanks to our co-organizer, Pomeranian Sailing Association. And although our event – the closing ceremony of the SailBook Cup 2014 regatta – was supposed to be only associated event, it dominated SBC Gala, definitely.

There’s no better way to cheer us like contest!


SBC – 4% of 300 classified skippers had appeared

SailBook Cup – 56% of participants (there were 97 sailors) had appeared, and the same number of the supporters

The sailors from all over the country took a part in the ceremony – Wiesław Krupiński and his wife came here from Kielce, Dobrochna Nowak, the better half of Szymon Kuczyński (who’s currently on the Canaries and he’s preparing himself to take a part in journey around the world on Atlantic Puffin), came from Cracow, Dominik Kacprzak and Agnieszka Spodzieja arrived from Jastarnia, Konsal arrived from Puck with Ryszard Drzymalski, Małgosia Woźniak and Andrzej Czyranowicz on board, and Kristi – with Sławomir Frajkopf and Romek Jastrzębski from Tolkomicko.

The crew from Elblag was also there: Łukasz Politański with his wife and Adam Kapczyński.

The sailors from Tricity, their wives, fans and supporter were multiple, but it’s rather obvious as we consider the logistic part, but we would like to thank you all, that you were there with us.

Accept of speeches and mutual prizes during the SBC Gala, 12 sailors were awarded with trophies – what’s more important, 5 of them are our friends and participants of the SailBook Cup regatta.

The second part of the SBC Gala is definitely a proof of the success in organizing SailBook Cup. Our sailors took over the event, bringing ovations and cheers for the winners of the each class and the winners of our drawing as well.

The trophies for the 1st and 2nd leg, donated by Warmia and Masuria Marshal’s Office, received:


LEG I                                                                 LEG II

KWR           ORC            OPEN                  KWR                ORC             OPEN

1ST PLACE     Facil            Polled 2      Barnaba              Goodspeed     Polled 2       Wanda


2ND PLACE    Atlantic      Quick          Bystrze               Endorphine     Quick

Puffin         Livener                                                              Livener


3RD PLACE    Konsal         Four           Wanda                Facil                 Four Winds



The winner of the race and the SailBook Cup trophy is skipper Jacek Chabowski and his crew from Polled 2. As a souvenir, all winners received a wooden yachts staue.



KWR                 ORC                    OPEN

1ST PLACE        Endorphine     Polled 2              Wanda

2ND PLACE      Facil                   Quick Livener

3RD PLACE      Konsal                Four Winds


We appreciate not only the nautical skills, but also those abilities, which make our race a unique event. That’s why we decided to award them with special prizes:

–       a set of a book goes to Tomasz Konnak on Czarodziejka, for his company during the road to Visby;

–       in the category of the best radio during regatta: Kristi, for fighting to the end, and Four Winds, for sailing 400 miles without the mainsail; three radio broadcasts: Ana Kruszczyńska from Resumee, Monika Kwiatkowska from Goodpeed, Roman Jastrzębski form Kristi and Monika Wiater’s movie from Four Winds – we could see it at the beginning of the event – it attracted the attention of the viewers;

–       we decided (with all participants) to award Quick Livener with the Fair Play award, for helping Piorun IV, which lost the rudder 5 miles before the entrance to the port in Visby. The prize is a lifebuoy from Danish Aero- Værft.

–       The sail with Warmia and Masuria logo, donated by the Warmia and Masuria Marshal’s Office, goes to yacht Kristi – we will be able to see it in the next edition of the race;

–       Michał Weselak received oilskin donated by Henri Lloyd Poland (who’s with us from the very beginning) as the main prize in the category of the best report from the race. He had an opportunity to try it during the Battle of Gothland.


And the prizes during the drawing?

Kristi and Facil took Selden GX furlers, Atlantic Puffin and Polled 2 got gift sets form Ocean Sails, including a discount to sew the sail, bags, jackets, hats and mugs, Resumee was gifted by 3 Sails with GPS, tablet and mobile phone handles, Monika Kwiatkowska form Goodspeed took oilskin form limited edition Ostar for Dydek from Henri Lloyd, and Wanda, Four Winds, Endorphine and Konsal were awarded with VHF radio from Navcomm.


The awards ceremony was honored by:

Jerzy Wcisła – UMWiM

Maciej Krupa – sailor and City Councillor of Gdansk

Andrzej Schuetz – Henri Lloyd Poland

Andrzej Szrubkowski – Gdansk Sailing Federation

Bogusław Witkowski – PDSA


Sergey Pavlienko, Commander of Ost-West Kaliningrad Yacht Club and skipper of Blagodarnost II (which, unfortunately, has a fault before he even reached the platform), appreciated us for organizing such an amazing race in typical Slavic style. According to our racing ambitions, he received a rope from the yacht, as a gift.

Right after the official part of the event, we went to the headquarters of the Polish Maritime Club – Baszta Łabędź – to eat something, see the slideshow and begin the feast – which we ended at early morning.


We would like to thank all companies and institutions – the race would be impossible without our support! Special thanks go to:

–       companies Naftoport, Work Sercice, Voith Industrial and City of Sopot,

–       the founders of the awards: Selden Mast, Henri Lloyd Polska, Ocean Sails, Aero-Vearft, Navcomm, 3 Sails, Księgarnia Morska and Almapress (the total value of prizes reached 30.000 pln)

–       media partners: SSI, Tawerna Skipperów, The Prestige and W Ślizgu magazines, Młody Elblag, Radio Gdańsk, SVN, Baatsans and the New Kaliningrad,

–       and for exceptional commitment to the project of our race, and special prizes: Jerzy Kuliński, Warmia and Masuria Marshal’s Office with Marshal Jacek Protas, Regina Czymbor and Jerzy Wcisło from Regional Office.

We accept applications for the next edition of the SailBook Cup 2015 regatta

Last Saturday took place Closing Ceremony of SailBook Cup Regatta 2014. We reached the end of the fourth edition, so the time has come to prepare for the fifth edition of SailBook Cup! From today we start to accept applications for SailBook Cup regattas in 2015 – this can be done either through the application form on the website, as well as via e-mail, providing the necessary information.



Our idea is to create a race by sailors for sailors. Only in this way we have a chance to preserve the unique atmosphere of our event. Every year we try to give everything to the race participants who trust us, to had a reason to be pleased with the results of our work. We are two and sailors arrive annually.

Want to help us?

Do you have company? You want your brand has become recognizable. Or maybe you have a product you would like to present to our sailors. Events such as the regatta is the best opportunity to secure unobtrusive advertising (word of mouth marketing, product placement). Write to us at the following address: . We are flexible as to the conditions for cooperation.

Have you got the enthusiasm and energy? Become a volunteer SailBook Cup Regatta 2015. We will show you how to prepare our event and you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills. Any talent is useful – you write, draw, programming, taking pictures, cook. We provide the opportunity to pursue internships for Event Management, E – Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations, Journalism and Social Communication, Polish Philology, English Studies, Computer Graphics, Internet and Mobile Applications.