Experience water sports up close

Young people and actively promoting the next generation of athletes is particularly important to INTERBOOT. For many years, it has been compiling an attractive programme for all young athletes, allowing them to experience water sports up close and take home plenty of new impressions and experiences. Whether at the activity programme on the trade fair lake, at the INTERBOOT Surf Days, at the INTERBOOT ACTION DAYS or in the maritime kindergarten - there is lots for kids to explore at INTERBOOT.


In the new INTERBOOT ACTION DAYS, INTERBOOT is launching a successor for the popular INTERBOOT Youth Camp, continuing its strong commitment to promoting young water sports enthusiasts.

As the name indicates, ACTION DAYS focus on water-based activities. Young people aged 12 or over can try out many different water sports and collect some experiences during the second INTERBOOT weekend. The programme includes wakeboarding, diving, sailing and driving a motorboat on Lake Constance, as well as the latest trend sport SUP. No prior knowledge is necessary, and the required material is supplied by the executing partners.

Advance booking is essential!

Integrative Mini-12 sailing

Integrative Mini-12 sailing is a permanent part of INTERBOOT. The team of the FIDS Foundation, headed up by SEGLER magazine will be there and guarantee eyes shining with pride and lasting memories! The event centres around the several hundred interested disabled persons from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, who will participate in integrative Mini-12 sailing again this year.
The yachts, which are capsize-proof and unsinkable, offer the kids an opportunity to take the tiller in their own hands and to set sail on the 4700 m² lake as captains under the watchful eyes of the German Life Saving Society (DLRG). The experiences and positive feedback from the previous years makes integrative sailing an affair of our heart. Sailing on their own really boosts the disabled kids’ self-confidence and motivation.

Trade fair lake licence

Even the very young can get active on the trade fair lake and make their first experiences on the water. Before they can register for a real licence, the young skippers can take the trade fair lake licence in piloting rubber dinghies and sailing, making the first major step in their great career as captains.

Wakeboarding on the trade fair lake

Anyone who enjoys the daily WAKEBOARD SHOWS on the trade fair lake, and wants to try the boards for themselves, can do so free-of-charge in the open session from Saturday to Thursday from 4:30 pm until sunset. Simply register at the wakeboard facility, get your equipment and go to the start.

SUP Test Arena

The trend of stand-up paddling has not only gripped all of Lake Constance. Anyone who wants train on smaller bodies of water first, can do so in the SUP TEST ARENA in the hall B1. You can test the latest models from the leading brands free of charge.


While the sea is far away, you can still get your surf on at INTERBOOT. The INTERBOOT SURF DAYS bring the thrills right to the trade fair. The first standing wave at a German watersports trade fair is the perfect opportunity to catch waves on Lake Constance and ideal even for beginners.


The competition for young people between 14 and 16 takes place on a race course at Lake Constance. Please register here: www.mizu-cup.de

Maritime Kindergarten

The Maritime Kindergarten at INTERBOOT is the perfect place for the youngest visitors. While their parents relax and stroll around the trade fair, the kids experience adventures as pirates or build their own personal underwater world for home. The Maritime Kindergarten is located in the transition area from Foyer West to Hall A3.

Youth Sailing Award

Together with the State Sailing Association of Baden-Wuerttemberg, INTERBOOT presents the Youth Sailing Award, recognising the work of the club’s youth department with a cash prize of € 1,500.

Youth work is one of the most important building blocks for the future. Accordingly, special voluntary achievements and sustainable, dedicated youth departments must be recognised appropriately.

Any youth departments that stand out from the crowd with special ideas and activities, school cooperations or a specially comprehensive annual programme, with creativity and variety, etc., are in with a chance to win the Youth Sailing Award.

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