SILVERRUDDER CHALLENGE OF THE SEA - 23 to 25 September 2016
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The countdown to the world's largest single hand race "SILVERRUDDER CHALLENGE OF THE SEA" also called “Silver Rudder” has begun. The race will start September 23rd with start and finish in the beautiful Svendborg Sund.
SILVERRUDDER is an annual recurring single hand race around Fyn, first sailed in 2012, when 15 skippers had taken up the challenge.
In 2015 the registration closed 3 months before racestart, when the race was fully booked with 330 registered boats of all sizes - well, who had believed that SILVERRUDDER would become the world's largest single hand race.
As from 2016 Svendborg Amatør Sejlklub is behind the professional conduct of the event after “BådNyt” early this year chose to transfer full ownership of the race to the yacht club. About the background to withdraw from Silverrudder chief editor of “BådNyt”, Turid Fennefoss Nielsen says:
"BådNyt has participated to arrange Silverrudder for four years, and now it is time to hand it over to Svendborg. To make this type of events is beyond our core business, so it is quite natural for us to let Silverrudder go now. We will of course continue to render our support and to cover the event in ”BådNyt".
In connection with the transfer, Svendborg Amatør Sejlklub has worked hard to enable the registration module on www.silverrudder.com. We have now finally succeeded. The website will during spring be under constant expansion / development with continuous updates, newsletters and practical info.
As the limitation is set to 400 boats we shall find room for all, meaning even tougher competition and greater demands on seamanship.
The challenge for the sailors is still the same - to perform 134 NM alone on the boat, against competitors, elements and against themselves - all alone on board!
The new legal basis in Svendborg, means that the sailing club can develop the event even more, in close cooperation with Sport Event Fyn, Svendborg Event, Svendborg Municipality and the local business and associations, and thus emphasize Svendborg's maritime profile and home to both national and international sailing events.
New as from this year, the activitycenter of the race - also called Meeting Point – will move from Krøyers Pakhus into Rundbuehallerne, Frederiksøen - a great location made available - we get more space both indoors and outdoors for many new landside activities planned launched for SR 2016, so there will be activity in the harbour throughout the weekend until the single hand sailors return from their trip around the island of Funen.
Head for the port of Svendborg in the weekend 23rd to 25th September, and experience a city and a port full of lively maritime activity and a "forest of masts".
Welcome to Silverrudder Challenge of the Sea.
Head of Race
Ole Ingemann Nielsen
Svendborg Amatør Sejlklub