Anchors aweigh in Altnau

August 2015 TagNacht Regatta Altnau (DayNight Regatta)

BINDER is the main sponsor of the 44th TagNacht night-time regatta in picturesque Altnau on Lake Constance. Its sponsorship supports the voluntary work of the Altnau Sailing Club (ASC).


On August 7, the 44th TagNacht night-time regatta was hosted by the Altnau Sailing Club (ASC) from the Swiss canton of Thurgau in the picturesque village of Altnau on the banks of Lake Constance. The sailing regatta is one of the largest anywhere in the Lake Constance region. Numerous sailors and spectators from both home and abroad flock to attend the event every year. BINDER GmbH was the main sponsor of this year's event for the first time.  “As a country with which we share a border, Switzerland is an important market for BINDER which is continuing to grow.  So it's important for us to demonstrate a presence here and further our relationship with our neighbors,” says founder Peter M. Binder. “In sponsoring the event, we also want to support the social engagement and voluntary work of the ASC.” BINDER itself has been supporting endeavors to the benefit of health and the environment for many years and the company also provides ongoing financial support to a variety of social projects as well as projects in the fields of art, culture, and sport.  

The regatta started at 8 o'clock at night, when it was “anchors aweigh” for approximately 450 sailors heading out towards the setting sun. The spectators on the jetty in Altnau enjoyed a great view of the 100 vessels carrying the regatta's participants. A commentator reported on their every move, so even spectators with no prior knowledge were able to follow the race and share in its excitement. 

Founded in 1967, the Altnau Sailing Club (ASC) currently has approximately 240 members. The club and its members are proud of its 150-strong fleet. As a member of the Swiss Sailing umbrella organization and the local Bodensee Seglerverband or BSVB for short, the ASC is represented in sailing activities at both regional and national level.