Beat the Midsummer Record

6 days / 12 hours / 23 minutes / 47 seconds...

(UNIVERSITAS / ASVzR / year 2017 / monohull)

...and get your Finisher medal!

THE LONGEST & HARDEST BALTIC REGATTA!

 

The AGORA direct MidsummerSail is a sailing regatta from the southernmost to the northernmost 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

 

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

- Prize for the smallest crew arriving (trophy & 1000,- €)

- Prize for the smallest boat arriving (trophy & 1000,- €)

DATE & TIME

 

The start time 2019 will be June 21 at 1pm, which is midsummer.

The deadline for registering is May 21, 2019 at 1pm.

The time limit for the race is July 5, 2019 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. The crew may be exchanged, but not the skipper. The maximum crew number counts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. The regatta flag and the GPS tracker must be displayed on every boat.

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

14. All mooring fees must be payed by the respective skipper.

15. There is 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.

16. There are 4 sound signals (one short sound of about 2 seconds each):

10 minutes before the start / 1 minute before the start / start signal & finish signal

17. Communication takes place either via the Ch 72, or mobile phone.

18. Rule violations are punishable by time penalties or, in extreme cases, lead to disqualification.

19. Protests are presented to the race organiser.

20. Every Finisher gets a medal.