Classic Fyn Rundt

Pouring rain awaited the 123 boat strong fleet as the teams were lining up at the starting line off Kerteminde for the annual race around the Danish Island of Fyn.

As every year, a 140 nautical mile race course would lead the yachts through the challenging waters of the Danish archipelago to determine both the overall winner on handicap as the prestigious fight for line honours. As usual for the racetracks around Denmark, the Dansk Handicap fleet built the strongest one by numbers reaching 97 competitors separated in various classes.

With one of them being a double handed ranking for yachts racing under Dansk Handicap with two crew only, Classic Fyn Rundt once more underlined its standing among both competitive racers as moderate cruising sailors to provide a joyful event to as many sailors as possible. With conditions varying around10- 15 knots of breeze, it was the 40 foot racing trimaran “Carbon 3” that took line honours by crossing the finish line off Kerteminde after 15:34:50 h of racing, averaging a speed of 9,2 knots.

Even though it took almost another five hours for the first monohull to arrive, the surprising sensation provided to the officials at Kerteminde was by all means spectacular. The 37 foot small Ker 11.3 “Visione 3.1”, helmed by Per Weiskvist beat the 48 foot ULDB 47 “Essex Girl” by over 10 minutes on elapsed time, leading “Visione 3.1” to taking the overall victory on handicap in the 2012 Classic Fyn Rundt.

Have a look at some imperssion from the start, including sailing images of "Carbon 3":

Photo: Per Lauridsen