Please select your home edition
Edition
Musto 2017 728x90 Surefooted
Product Feature
Tactics Made Simple by Jon Emmett
Tactics Made Simple by Jon Emmett

4th MidsummerSail race prizes revealed

by Robert Nowatzki 16 Mar 2019 11:03 GMT 20-30 June 2019
MidsummerSail 2018 sees just one sailor able to stand on the finish buoy © MidsummerSail

2019 is a year full of superlatives in the sailing world. The Kieler Woche is the biggest sailing party on the planet and one day earlier, on the longest day of the year, the longest sailing regatta on the Baltic Sea launches again.

The 4th MidsummerSail will get off to a blast when the traditional sailing ship, the Wissemara, fires its canon for the start of the race at 1:00 pm on June 21st. A record number of competitors will be taking part as 18 yachts and at least 39 sailors attempt to navigate the 900 nautical miles from the southernmost point to the northernmost point of the Baltic Sea.

The current record from Wismar to Toere, is 6 days, 12 hours, 23 minutes, 47 seconds and was set by Universitas of the ASVzR. With this record the crew won the German Offshore Youth Award 2017.

This year not only German sailors want to face the toughest challenge on the Baltic Sea. There are also yachts from Switzerland and Sweden on the starting list. Three prizes can be won: a trophy and one thousand euros for the fastest ship, for the smallest ship and for the smallest crew at the finish.

However, the biggest reward is to be able to stand triumphant on the famous yellow buoy, the northernmost point. The past year has proven how difficult that can be to achieve. Only one sailor made it to the finish.

Be there when the greatest adventure of the Baltic Sea begins.

www.midsummersail.com

Related Articles

Waszp fly at Kiel Week
30 of the foilers expected at the event Once again, Kiel combines tradition and innovation. Up to 30 Waszp are expected in June. There were already registrations from Denmark, Germany and Great Britain at the end of February. Posted on 22 Feb
Kiel Week 2021: In good times as in bad
Planning for the event is in full swing Planning for Kiel Week 2021 is in full swing - and on several tracks at once, because the pandemic demands flexibility even in the planning of major events. Posted on 25 Jan
Kiel Week 2021: A world class event
Preparations are already in full swing The postponement to September and the implementation of the regatta under the most demanding conditions will be positively remembered by athletes, organizers and the entire sailing community as a very special event. Posted on 22 Dec 2020
Kieler Woche overall
Denmark was top nation, ahead of Germany Eight days of high-performance sailing, 19 classes and 278 races: That is the balance sheet of Kiel Week 2020, for which the chief race director Fabian Bach and his teams have been responsible on the inshore race tracks. Posted on 13 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 7 dinghy report
Formula One on the bumpy Baltic sea While traditional sailors and recreational skippers cruised out of the inner fjord for the windjammer parade, the catamaran, skiff and dinghy sailors fought for victory on the windward-leeward courses of the outer fjord in shifting winds. Posted on 13 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 6 dinghy report
Consistency and persistence pay off in variable breeze On Friday the organizers of the Kieler Woche took full advantage of the opportunities for maximising the amount of good sailing for the Olympic classes. Posted on 11 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 5 dinghy report
49erFX World Champions into an early lead The Olympic part of the Kieler Woche started with a day for the specialists in light winds and testing tactics. With the sun shining brightly on the sailors, three races were held in the shifting winds on the courses of the Kieler outer fjord. Posted on 10 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche 2020 organisation admired
Variety of methods guard against COVID-19 including new 5 second test "Do it like in Kiel!" This statement of the former president of the World Sailing Association has become a famous statement in the state capital and has drawn the eyes of the whole sailing world to the organizational abilities of the people of Kiel. Posted on 9 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 4 dinghy report
New record set by Wolfgang Hunger winning 23rd title Expected triumphs, exciting battles for the title and surprising changes: The final day of the first half of the Kieler Woche once again offered all the variations of decision making in the ten international classes. Posted on 9 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 4 keelboat report
From Winter storage to victory With gusts around 30 knots the teams had to fight in two races on the Alpha course, but happily returned to the harbour afterwards. Because for many of them the season's highlight was also the first regatta in this line-up. Posted on 9 Sep 2020