nr.  boat  crew  sail area (m2) weight (kg)
1

KOOKABURRA / Etap 24i

retired from the race

Michael Gerber (skipper)

Salome Gerber

30 upwind

52/92 downwind

1820
2

VELA / Bavaria 40 Vision

retired from the race

Klaus Schreimel (skipper)

Franz Basar

97 upwind / downwind 10000
3

DELA / Dehler 35 cws

11d - 19h - 40m - 08s

Thomas Woithe

solo

57 upwind / downwind 6000
4

THE BLACKADDER / Impala 31

retired from the race

Einar Recknagel (skipper)

Erik Larsson

Arne Kölpin

47 upwind

86 downwind

3500

The MidsummerSail 2018 is history - and what kind!

There were 11 registrations, 4 have started, but only one has actually arrived at the finish line.

I had not expected such a quota.

It is said that the hardest thing about a regatta is to get to the starting line at all. There is definitely a lot of experience in this sentence.

And of course I knew about the weather forecasts. Strong winds and rain have forced the sailors to the first stopover just after the start, only to then go into very light winds. As soon as the weather seemed to stabilise, the same fun started again.

This way records are difficult to break.

However, not all sail for the record, or the cup. They start to do something special. Something that just can’t be achieved with ease.

Often, the Baltic Sea as an inland sea is not taken very seriously. Not to compare with the Atlantic, or the Southern Ocean.

However, you should not be fooled. Anyone who has left Stockholm astern is very quickly overwhelmed by the size of the Gulf of Bothnia.

Only very few Baltic Sea sailors have ever experienced this.

Sailing through the Baltic Sea once in its entire north-south stretch is a real challenge.

It is a privilege to stand victorious on the yellow buoy - and it must be earned!

The MidsummerSail is not only the longest, but also the hardest Baltic Sea regatta - Long live 2019!