The coronavirus pandemic struck a blow at the Peter Gast Schiffahrtsregatta, but the maritime world’s biggest privately organised sailing regatta is back with a vengeance.

About 800 contestants on more than 100 yachts and boats took part in the 39th edition of the sailing race on the western fringes of the Baltic Sea — from Schleimunde, Germany, to the picturesque Danish island city of Aeroskobing about 30 nautical miles (56 km) away.