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SAILING SOLO ALL THE WAY AROUND FUNEN ”It is the ultimate test of one’s personal strength and of the many skills you have to master as a sailor.” Championship director, Ole Ingemann Nielsen, Svendborg Amatør Sejlklub THE WORLD’S LARGEST In 2017, Svendborg will once again serve as the start and finish of the Ironman of the Sea, as 400 participants from all across Europe travel the 134 nautical miles around Funen. The race will start between 8am and 11am on Friday 22 September, and the “round” marina in Svendborg is the place to be, if you want to follow the start of the race. In 2016, it took the fastest boat 15 hours and 34 minutes to complete the race. However, most racers reach the finish line on Saturday after battling the clock, the competition, the weather, and their own stamina. The race can be followed online by way of a tracking system, and in 2016 the wind conditions had the boats sailing in an uninterrupted line stretching from Strib Lighthouse, north of Middelfart, all the way into Svendborg Harbour. Silverrudder Saturday It is an impressive sight when the participating boats, with their colourful spinnakers, enter the Svendborgsund strait. While the tough and very tired racers cross the finish line, there will be activities for the whole family around Svendborg Harbour. The race can be followed on a big screen, and around the harbour, there will be model ship races, a dinghy workshop for kids, a sailing simulator and lots of activities on the water. single-handed boat race SILVERRUDDER 22-23 SEPT. 2017 WWW.SILVERRUDDER.COM SV ENDBORG 2017 - CAPITA L OF THE ARC HIPELAGO 17


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