Göteborg Offshore Race 13th August

goeteborgSkagerak and Kattegat have always been a natural arena for serious offshore racing. Historically Skaw Race was one of the most grueling races and in more recent year Watski Skagerack Twostar have been called the toughest shorthanded race in Scandinavia.

For the 15th Göteborg Offshore Race the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club in agreement with the Swedish Sailing Federation has been working together with the sailors to revive this exciting race. Start and finish at Långedrag, August 12 -14, 2010. A new challenging 150 mile course is running from Långedrag in Gothenburg, north to Marstrand, over to Skagen and around Kattegat. The start is on friday 13:th and we expect all the boats to be back well before the prizegiving and the big party saturday.

Photo: Peter Gustafsson, blur.se

As the race is a part of the hanseboot IRC Baltic Open there will be both IRC and SRS classes. Boats will also be able to be "double scored" both in IRC and SRS. Already over 40 boats, from 30' to +50' from Denmark, Estland, Finland, Germany, Great Britain and Norway have expressed their interest. There's also a new Shorthanded SRS class for boats with a double-handed crew. As doublehanded racing is becoming increasingly popular in all the countries, the sailors were asking for a tougher race offshore. We think Göteborg Offshore Race could fill this need, and hopefully it can develop into a established race on the shorthanded circuit. The organizers are really looking forward to seeing you and your crew in Långedrag in August for two days of serious offshore racing and fun activities ashore! Further informations here