Lang kurz kurz lang

Long short short long, the ship’s horn signal sounded by Bundespräsident Gauck to launch the annual Kieler Woche sailing festival, the world’s largest regatta with >4000 vessels.

It means “Leinen los!”

(Long Kurtz Kurtz Long.)

Windjammerparade

Annual parade of large sailing vessels with steel hulls at the Kieler Woche festival in Kiel, northern Germany, traditionally led by the Gorch Fock.

(VINNED yommah pah RAH deh.)

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