Line honours Gotland Runt 2021 for Volvo 70 Green Dragon
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The worlds largest yearly offshore race Gotland Runt starts from Stockholm. Between 250 and 300 boats with crew start in the middle of the beautiful city of Stockholm. in the centre of Stockholm out through the Archipelago to round the island of Gotland and finish in the classic KSSS sailing port of Sandhamn. The course is app. 350 nm, the record is 27 hours 4 minutes and 9 seconds but for the majority, it takes almost 3 days and nights.
Gotland Runt is both a Swedish sailing classic for friends and for pleasure as well as a challenge for the very best professional teams from Northern Europe. The first race around Gotland started in 1937, now more than 80 years later the race Gotland Runt is a classic race.
The smallest and slowest boats start first and the biggest and fastest last. At Sandhamn the boats leave the Archipelago and sails out on the Baltic for the classic race Gotland Runt, a total length of app. 350 Nm which takes 2 – 3 days and nights to sail. All participants sail the same course except the beautiful old classic wooden boats that sail directly to Visby and back to Sandhamn. The Classic course is 247 Nm.
The finish is at Sandhamn with after sail on the KSSS sunny bridge followed by the prizegiving and a regatta dinner.