Beat the MidsummerRecord

...and get your finisher medal!

 

5 d - 17 h - 38 m - 46 s

Monohull - PURE - 2019

 

d - 00 h - 49 m - 29 s

Multihull - WILDE PERLE II - 2020

 

7 d - 11 h - 57 m - 10 s

 Smallest Crew - GECKO - 2020

 

 11 d - 00 h - 43 m - 40 s 

 Smallest Boat - TOLL PATSCH - 2017

THE LONGEST & TOUGHEST 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.

But please note, it's called the longest and hardest Baltic regatta for a reason!

PRIZES

 

- Line Honours monohull / trophy & 1000,- €

- Line Honours multihull / trophy & 1000,- €

- Smallest crew arriving / trophy & 1000,- €

- Smallest boat (LOA) arriving / trophy & 1000,- €

- Medal for everyone finishing the race successfully

DATE & TIME

 

The start time 2021 will be June 21 at 1pm, which is midsummer.

The deadline for registering is May 21, 2021 at 1pm.

The time limit for the race is July 5, 2021 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 location where you started the motor, and resume from there under sail.

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 GPS tracker must be displayed on every boat.

13. For the 2021 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. Communication takes place either via Ch 72, or mobile phone.

17. Underage participants need a clear consent from their parents.

18. There are 3 start-signals and 1 Finish-Signal.

19. Rule violations are punishable by time penalties or, in extreme cases, disqualification.

20. Protests are to be presented to the race organiser.

21. The regatta flag should be flown in the place of the national flag.

SIGNALS

- 10 minutes before the start / optically & acoustically

- 1 minute before the start / optically & acoustically

- Start / optically & acoustically

- Finish / acoustically

 --- --- ---

EARLY START - TIME PENALTIES

monohull

- bow over the line / 1 hour penalty

- entire boat over the line / 5 hours penalty

 

multihull

- bow over the line / 2 hours penalty 

- entire boat over the line / 10 hours penalty