Beat the Midsummer Record

6 days / 12 hours / 23 minutes / 47 seconds

(UNIVERSITAS / ASVzR)

The longest Baltic regatta in the world

THE RACE

 

The AGORA direct MidsummerSail is a sailing regatta from the most southern point to the most northern point of the Baltic Sea.

The Baltic Sea is one of the most beautiful sailing areas in the world. There are hardly any tides and during the summer there is almost constant daylight. The Baltic offers all kinds of conditions, from very light to very strong winds, and from all possible directions.

A glance at a map will make you want to sail the whole way across. The North-South stretch of almost 900 nautical miles provides the perfect balance between a holiday trip and a sea-going race.

PRIZES

 

In Töre there will be 3 prizes waiting for you.

 

- Line Honours Winner (trophy & 1000,- €)

- Prize for the smallest crew (trophy & 500,- €)

- Prize for the smallest boat  (trophy & 500,- €)

DATE & TIME

 

The start time 2018 will be June 21 at 1pm, which is midsummer.

The deadline for registering is June 7, 2018 at 1pm / or a full starters list.

The time limit for the race is July 7, 2018 at 1pm.

THE COURSE

 

The start is in the bay of Wismar. It's the most southern point of the Baltic Sea.

The finish is at Töre next to a yellow buoy, the most northern point of the Baltic Sea.

The route is about 900 nautical miles (1670 km) long.

important: The maximum draught possible is 3 meters!

start:   N 53º 56' 24'' / E 11º 24' 52''       finish:   N 65º 54' 07'' / E 22º 39' 00''

THE RULES

 

1. Wind is the only permitted driving force. (The motor can only be used to charge batteries, but not to propel the boat.)

2. The motor must be turned off at the "10 minute signal" before the start.

3. You are free to choose the route and any stopovers.

4. If you use the motor for a stopover, then you must return to the place you put it on to continue sailing afterwards.

5. Every skipper must adhere to the International Collision Regulations (IRPCS).

6. Each skipper is responsible for the safety of his/her crew and boat.

7. Every crew must give their contact details & emergency contacts to the organizer.

8. Each participant must sign a disclaimer, that they take part at their own risk.

9. Every boat must have appropriate third-party insurance.

10. Every crew must attend the briefing the evening before the race.

11. For the 2018 edition of the race, there will be no entry fee.

12. For the 2018 edition of the race, there will be no handicap system like ORC or yardstick. (The specifics of each boat are described, so sailors are able to draw their own evaluation of the respective results.)