Sailing the Baltic Sea A wave of enthusiasm for sailing is sweeping across Germany, rolling on the back of Boris Herrmann’s success at the Vendee Globe.
Riding on the back of this wave, almost 50 yachts will make their way north this year for the longest regatta on the Baltic Sea.
Heading from the southernmost to the northernmost point of the Baltic, on the longest day of the year, the MidsummerSail is one of the toughest regattas in the region.
The patience and perseverance of the participants has paid oﬀ: the number of coronavirus cases are falling while the number of people vaccinated increases, and the race can begin.
On June 21, at 1300, the largest ﬁeld of participants to date will set oﬀ across the entire Baltic Sea.
The sailors have at least 900 nautical miles ahead of them when the traditional ship Wissemara ﬁres the starting cannon.
Family crews as well as solo sailors, all on very diﬀerent boats, will try to beat the record time of 5 days, 17 hours, 38 minutes, 20 seconds set in 2019.
Be there to watch when they set oﬀ on their challenge.