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15-09-2019: Official Program Silverrudder 2019
12-09-2019: Sailonline's race will be opening Sunday 15 September at 08:00 UTC for pre-race practice
07-09-2019: News and updates on our new Facebook site

Dear SILVERRUDDDER friends and family

Keep up to date with the latest SILVERRUDDER news and updates on our new Facebook site. This new site will be used to keep you posted on all news during the event, including live stream interviews and commentary throughout the race.

07-09-2019: SILVERRUDDER 2020
Dear SILVERRUDDER friends and family. several of you have already started asking us when the SILVERRUDDER Challenge will take place in 2020.
18 September 2020 in Svendborg. Put a reminder in your calenders. 

13-08-2019: Ronstan ClearStart™ Watches & Race Timer – The Official Timepiece of the 2019 Silverrudder Challenge

DATE: 9 August, 2019 

The Silverrudder Challenge has announced that Ronstan ClearStartWatches & Race Timer will be the Official Timepiece of this year’s annual event in the waters around Svendborg Denmark, September 20th

The single-handed coastal race has competitors sailing around the island of Fyn and takes place at the time of the autumn equinox. The regatta begins and ends at the town of Svendborg, located at the most southern part of the island. 

Initially the fleet in the 134 nautical mile race was made up of mainly local Danish boats. Since then it has become one of the most popular non-stop offshore coastal races, now attracting many international participants. So many in fact that organisers have had to cap entries at 450. They do say that the challenge is still the same – only you and your boat – but with the increased participation the competition certainly gets tougher.

Of having Ronstan join the event, Phillip Max Cossen from the Silverrudder team mentioned how delighted they were to have a famous multinational sailing organisation as far away as Australia consider the such an event worth sponsoring. “The past seven years has seen the event grow from strength to strength and 2019 should not be any different- to win the honour of being the first to return to beautiful Svendborg is the challenge set.”

Thomas Meyer, who heads up the Ronstan Denmark manufacturing facility in Vejle, said “We’re really pleased to be involved with this popular event. Being so close by, we know quite a few of the competitors and we wish them and all visiting sailors a great race!”

Ronstan’s innovative ClearStart™ Watches & Race Timer are one of today’s most popular sailing watches offering true sail-racing functionality with large buttons, easy-to-read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind. Developed with input from some of the world’s top sailors, ClearStart™ Watches and Race Timer will set the standard for years to come.

About Ronstan

Ronstan is an Australian-based company from Melbourne Victoria, with 65+ years of experience designing and manufacturing high-end sailboat hardware. With over 140+ employees worldwide, Ronstan also has offices in the United States, Denmark & Indonesia.
To learn more, visit:


Dear SILVERRUDDER Friends and Family

On 9 August 17.00 CET the SILVERRUDDER website will re-open for registration. PRICE 1200 or 161

Due to cancellation and non-payment, we have 30 SILVERRUDDER registrations available! These will be sold on a first come, first served basis at

In order to secure your registration, you must make your payment immediately upon registration.

Your registration is binding and non-refundable.

Below is a screen shot of the 2019 SILVERRUDDER registration page. The registration page is NOT currently visible on the SILVERRUDDDER website, but will be opened at exactly 1700 on August 9

Please make a note of the details and have them at hand when you register. Note that payment can only be made by bank transfer to the below account.

Kind regards


Registration Form
06-08-2019: Offer from Elvstrøm Sails
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06-07-2019: Cancelations

Dear SILVERRUDDER friends and family.

We have received very few cancellations, but have had to delete some participants for lack of paymant. At the moment, there are 28 available tickets on the participants list.

Remember that these available tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis on August 9th. at 17.00 CET. Be ready on the SILVERRUDDER website and sign up as soon as the clock strikes 17 precisely.

Proof of bank transfer must be sent to the SILVERRUDDER e-mail address immediately upon registration.

More information will follow a few days before.

Kind regards

07-06-2019: Summer update

Dear SILVERRUDDER friends and family

We take the liberty of disturbing you for a quick update right in the middle of your sailing season. Two Fyn Rundt events have been completed in splendid conditions, The Baltic 500 was a superb success and there are many more great races this season. Many of you participated in these events, so keep posting your news and photos for us to enjoy.

It is quite some time since we last wrote an update from the SILVERRUDDER team. We can assure you that we are busy getting everything ready for a great event. Svendborg is more beautiful than ever and we are pleased to say that we are ahead of schedule with our planning process.

The participant list has now been amended and cancellations and non-payments have been removed from the list.

If you are considering cancelling your SILVERRUDDER entry and wish to make use of the D.Kr. 500 part refund option, the deadline is 21st. June at 17.00 CET.

Cancellation must be made in writing to

Re-sale of available entries will take place on 9th. August at 17.00 CET. via the SILVERRUDDER website.

The price is DKr. 1200 and payment must be made and confirmed immediately upon registration. We have already had several requests for sale of entries, so spread the word. At this moment, there are 431 registrations on the participants list.

If you have any amendments to your registration, please send us the details as soon as possible so that we can place you in the correct boat category.

We look forward to seeing you in September, though I am sure that many of you will be visiting Funen and Svendborg for a practice run during the summer J

Kind regards


30-03-2019: SILVERRUDDER NEWSLETTER 30-03-2019 

Dear SILVERRRUDDER Friends and Family, SILVERRUDDER 2019 is now officially SOLD OUT 

All 450 entries have been registered, and some record holders have not yet confirmed their participation.

SILVERRUDDER Challenge 2019 has proven to be a huge success thanks to your loyalty and enthusiasm towards our event. Svendborg can’t wait to welcome you!

A few practical matters:

  • Please make sure that you have paid. We have started checking entries against payments.
  • You will NOT receive a payment receipt from SILVERRUDDER.
  • Participants will be removed from the list if payment is not received by 14 calendar days from enrolment.
  • The registration receipt that you received when you registered is your confirmation that you have enrolled.
  • Starting numbers will not be allocated until you arrive in Svendborg and all entries are finalized.

As 300 entries were sold within 5 minutes, we are convinced that a few participants may want to change their mind before the 20 September. This is good news for those of you that did not buy a ticket, but still want to race.

Registered participants may return their entry to the SILVERRUDDER Team and receive a part-refund of DKr. 500 if they cancel their enrolment in writing to no later than 21st. June at 1700 CET.

  • Return of entries may only be made by the original buyer
  • The DKr. 500 refund can only be transferred to the same account used to enroll

 he SILVERRUDDER Team will re-sell the returned entries on a first come-first served basis on 9th August at 17.00 CET. Sailors wishing to enroll should visit on that day.

Timetable for SILVERRUDDER enrolment, sale and transfer

  • 21st. June at 17.00 CET. Deadline for return of entries to
  • 9th. August at 17.00 CET. Sale of returned entries. DKr. 1200. First come, first served
  • 20th. September. Start SILVERRUDDER 2019

Keep posting your pictures of your boats with remarks on Facebook so that we can get to know each other before we arrive in Svendborg.

Kind regards

26.03.2019: NEWSLETTER 

Dear SILVERRUDDER friends and participants

Thank you for all your e-mails regarding small amendments to your registrations. In the heat of the moment, it is easy to make a typing mistake or forget your sail number. We are working our way steadily through the stack of e-mails, and you will see the errors be corrected in the participants list as we get to your boat. We suggest that you check your registration and send us an e-mail should there be a mistake. Please give us a few days to correct mistakes.

We are pleased to see that we are still receiving a few new enrolments each day and believe that the benefit of not being sold out as fast as in 2018 is that several skippers have had the time to consider their enrolments without the pressure of rushing for a start number.

There are now 431 skippers on the list including a few doubles. There are also one or two boats, which may be rejected for safety reason. Also, remember that a few of the final vacancies are reserved for record-holders so we are rapidly reaching 450 entries.

Overall we are overjoyed at the enthusiasm surrounding the event, and look forward to reading your Facebook posts with pictures of you and your boats.

Best wishes

09.03.2019: Registration Instructions


Below is a screen shot of the 2019 SILVERRUDDER registration page. The registration page is NOT currently visible on the SILVERRUDDDER website, but will be opened at exactly 1700 on March 24th.

Please make a note of the details and have them at hand when you register. Note that payment can only be made by bank transfer to the below account.
We have no idea how long it will take to sell all 450 entries this year, but obviously, we hope to experience the same enthusiasm as 2018.

Registration form

Kind regards



Recently we published a newsletter with some of the latest changes to our Statutes and Sailing Instructions.

One more important addition to the Statutes is the revised Rule 4 that automatically entitles RECORD HOLDERS to race without having to battle for an entry on the day of registration. This rule applies regardless of which class of boat the record holder decides to race in, and as long as their record stands.

One current SILVERRUDDER record holder has already announced that he intends to challenge the record in a class other than the one in which he currently holds his SILVERRUDDER record. This will be confirmed once his enrolment has been received.

RULE 4 “…Current SILVERRUDDER record holders are automatically entitled to participate in future SILVERRUDDER challenges as long as their record stands.  Their enrolment must be received and paid for no later than 30 days before the start of the SILVERRUDDER Challenge.”

Shortly, we will be posting a newsletter containing instructions on what information you should have ready on the 24th March at 17.00 when registration starts.

Kind regards



Last year, sale of all 450 SILVERRUDDER start numbers took less than an hour. Even though this in itself is a measurement of success, it left some sailors disappointed at not having been able to secure an entry.

During the final months leading up to the event, a number of SILVERRUDDER participants expressed a wish to sell or transfer their personal entry enabling other sailors to participate in the event. Some had sold their boats and others were unable to race for personal reasons. This also meant that fewer boats were able to start the event than had actually enrolled.

It has therefore been decided that registered participants that cannot participate in the SILVERRUDDER Challenge 2019 may return their entry to the SILVERRUDDER Team and receive a part-refund of DKr. 500. This is only possible if they, no later than 21st. June cancel their enrolment in writing to

Return of entries may only be done by the original buyer and the DKr. 500 refund can only be transferred to the same account used to enroll.

The SILVERRUDDER Team will re-sell the returned entries on a first come-first served basis on 9th August at 17.00 CET. Sailors wishing to enroll should visit on that day.

Timetable for SILVERRUDDER enrolment, sale and transfer

  • 24th. March 17.00 CET. Sale of 450 SILVERRUDDER entries. 1200.
  • 21st. June at 17.00 CET. Deadline for return of entries to
  • 9th. August at 17.00 CET. Sale of returned entries. DKr. 1200. First come, first served.
  • 20 September. Start SILVERRUDDER 2019.

Kind regards

04.03.2019: Dear SILVERRUDDER friends image

The new 2019 STATUTES and SAILING INSTRUCTIONS are now available in English, German and Danish on the SILVERRUDDER website. 

SALE of SILVERRUDDER 2019 entries starts at 17.00 CET on March 24 and we can hardly wait… and judging by the amount of interest in this year’s event, neither can you!

Recently we were honored to win the German Offshore Youth Awards and we are delighted that the SILVERRUDDER Challenge has generated so much interest amongst young German sailors wishing to participate in the journey of a lifetime around Fünen.

If 2018 immense interest to participate in the SILVERRUDDER repeats itself, we are in for a remarkable event. The registration page has been tested and we are ready to bid you welcome. 

We are constantly striving to improve the SILVERRUDDER Challenge without compromising the simplicity of the event. We have carefully considered your suggestions and are pleased to announce the following changes:

  • New starting lines clear of the Svendborg Bridge and ferry traffic.
  • A lifejacket must now be worn throughout the race.
  • Number stickers will be replaced by vinyl tie-on banners.
  • It is now possible to cancel and return your entry and receive a part refund.

We look forward to seeing you on the participant’s list on 24 March.

30.10.2018:  Silverrudder 2019 starting lines moved
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  1. 08:15 Mini
  2. 08:45 Small
  3. 09:15 Medium
  4. 09:45 Large
  5. 10:15 X Large
  6. 10:45 All Multihulls


The race starts 20th. of September 2019

Sale starts: Sunday 24th. March 2019 at 17.00 CET

450 starting numbers only

20.09.2018: Return of trackers

20.09.2018: SILVERRUDDER has been postponed until Saturday 22 September 
  • 08.15 First Start Saturday 22.September
  • 15.00 Sunday 23 September: Deadline for completion


  • 09.00 – 15.00 REGISTRATION
  • 17.00 New skipper briefing

STARTS 22 September


  1. 15 Mini
  2. 45 Small
  3. 15 Medium
  4. 45 Large
  5. 15 X Large
  6. 45 All Multihulls

09.09.2018: SEASCAPE brings world record holder to SILVERRUDDER 2018

The SILVERRUDDER team is proud to announce that Phil Sharp, currently leading the Class40 series, will be participating in the SILVERRUDDER 2018. Phil has borrowed a Seascape 24 and is participating as a part of his training ahead of November’s world famous Route du Rhum single-hand race FROM St-Malo – Guadeloupe… which he incidentally won in 2006.

Phil Sharp is one of Britain’s most successful offshore sailor of recent years. He has achieved top results in the toughest transatlantic races including The Transat, Route du Rhum, Mini Transat, and Transat Jacques Vabre. Phil holds the world speed record for the Channel (under 60 ft) and the Round Britain and Ireland (under 40 ft), he has also won the 2017 Class 40 Championship.

Phil has agreed to a short interview after the pre-race briefing and dinner the evening before we start our single-handed race around Fyn. We look forward to welcoming Phil and all the rest of you participating in this year’s SILVERRUDDER in Svendborg.

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02.02.2018: Svendborg Amatør Sejlklub and SILVERRUDDER won the “The South Funen Initiative Award” 2018.

The big volunteer effort, the creation of an event that places southern Funen on the map with the source in the waters surrounding us, the jury decided to choose the SILVERRUDDER, the winner of the “South Funen Initiative Award” 2018, founded by Fyns Amts newspaper.

After the appointment of 60 associations or individuals, the Volunteers in Svendborg Amatør Sejlklub were nominated among the top five, and in the end the jury decided that the award should go to Svendborg Amatør Sailing Club because of the race SILVERRUDDER. The reason was that the initiative should be sustainable, unique, and put southern Funen on the map and be based on voluntary and non-profitability.

The jury stated that SILVERRUDDER is almost a symbol of the southern Funen soul. The event holds the strong union force based on the maritime. With its great attractiveness on foreign sailors, SILVERRUDDER helps to spread the knowledge of South Funen. Half of the participants are foreign. The non-profitability also shows that while approx. 100 volunteers help with the event, there are only about 10 of the club's own members participating in the hard race.

With the credit, a check of 30.000 DDK is followed and the club's chairman Per Ingemann promised that this money would be earmarked for the volunteers. The small nice sculpture that comes with, will be placed in a prominent place in the new clubhouse, which we plan to build this year.

Congratulations to all the volunteers in Svendborg Amatør Sejlklub, with this recognition for the commitment and effort that is being put in SILVERRUDDER and other activities in the sailing club.

26.10.2017: How to register for SILVERRUDDER 2018
Registration Form
Your full name including first name and family name must be included as these are used for identification reference.

Include a valid E-mail address so that we are able to communicate with you.

Remember to add the mobile/cell phone number that you intend to use during the race. Changes to this number must be e-mailed to Silverrudder Team  as soon as possible.

You must write your mainsails sail logo and/or number. This is our means of identifying your boat during starts and if your start number fall off your hull. In the registration form, you may temporarily write ’tdb’ if you do not know your sail logo/number at the time of registration. As no boat may start the race without this, you are required to notify the Race Committee as soon as you have the sail logo and or number.

When paying your starting fee (€ 150 or DKr. 1.100), make sure to include your full name in the bank transfer information. Only one boat may be registered per payment.

Your participation cannot be guaranteed until your starting fee has been received in our bank account. You will, however be temporarily registered in the list of participants in the order of your registration until any problem with your bank transfer has been solved.

If in doubt as to the loa (length overall) of your boat in feet and inches, we advise that you write the loa in millimeters in the Message box of the registration form.

We hope that this information will facilitate your registration.

Kind regards
SILVERRUDDER TEAM and Svendborg Amatør Sejlklub

30.09.2017: Sailonline and the team of SOLers embedded with SASC for the duration of the race would like to express their gratitude for such a wonderful opportunity to participate, live and in person, in Svendborg during this event.
Who could have imagined that this, only our second buddy-up with Svendborg Amatør Sailing Club (SASC) for the Silverrudder "Challenge of the Sea" 2017 , would turn out to be such a wonderful opportunity for Sailonline, with a team of SOLers embedded with SASC for the duration of the race. As a consequence, Sailonline enjoyed tremendous exposure in a TV-interview with Danish TV2 as well as in the last part of the Prize Giving Ceremony , while in the virtual race 171 registered boats took part, flying the flags of 37 different nations. The winning X-99 in the real fleet, skippered by Jan-Hendrick Franzen, was presented with a Sailonline baseball cap, together with a certificate of participation.
Kind regards

24.09.2017: SILVERRUDDER update Sunday morning
Sunday morning90 both in goal  Sunday morning at. 08:00
Still many skippers are heading towards the finish line. The night has been calm with low wind, but the boats have sailed. The biggest challenge in the year SILVERRUDDER has been the very weak wind on the tour around Funen
The sailing is shot by kl. 12.00 followed by awards ceremony at. 13:00
Make a good trip to you "out there"

23.09.2017:Black Marlin nr 1 i året silverrudder First boat has just crossed the finish line at 19.33.54 o'clock –sail time 29 h 33 m 53 sec. Congratulation to the boat Black Marlin and her owner Jan Andersen. 
Within a short time we will see a lot of boats arrive at the Svendborg target.

23.09.2017: Testing and viewing
If you would like to just  have a look "inside" sailonline to see the progress of the virtual race and the IRL X-99'ers, you just need to go to the website, log in as GUEST with the password GUEST.

You will be placed at the Start/Finish line in Svendborg with NO possibilities to move, but available to look around on the screen (map) to see what going on right now.

We have also a link to a TV-interview from TV2/Fyn from yesterday about sailonline's participation in Silverrudder 2017:

22.09.2017: It is evening now and the main panel has passed by Faaborg and is now on their way in Little Belt. The front boats still sails in a good speed, but can expect a challenge at the passage of the narrow part of Little Belt this night.
30 sailors have now dropped out, as they have lost patience with a rather light wind.
First boat is not expected to arrive Svendborg saturday before noon.

21.09.2017: The world's biggest racing for single-hand sailors "SILVERRUDDER CHALLENGE OF THE SEA" approaches the start-up - skipper meeting at. 17:00. There is a lot of crowd at the meeting point and svendborg harbor, lots of excited sailors and boats in all designs. Participant numbers, sailing info etc. may be picked up at the office.

Verdens største kapsejlads for singlehandsejlere ”SILVERRUDDER CHALLENGE OF THE SEA” nærmer sig startskuddet – skippermøde kl. 17.00
Der er liv i Meeting Point og Svendborg Havn masser af spændte sejlere og både i alverdens udformninger. Deltagernumre, sejladsinfo m.m. afhentes i bureauen.
Alle de frivillige gi´r den gas 

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