Scandinavia/Baltic Fleet News 2010


The Scandinavian fleet is taking steps forward by the day. The Swedish Farr 30 Association was approved as National Class Association and deemed member of the Swedish Sailing Federation on November 19, 2010! Are you a Scandinavian sailor looking to get into the fast 'n' fun Farr 30 class - join the movement at or talk to the fleet captain, Patrick Lindblom -

The Scandinavian circuit for 2011:

GP 1  (May 14-15) Lidingö Runt, Stockholm (coastal + 3 W/L)
GP 2  (Jul 2-4) Sandhamn Race Week, Stockholm (9 W/L, Int Open Swedish Championship)
GP 3  (Aug 27-28) Hyundai Cup, Nynäshamn, Stockholm (Coastal + 3 W/L)
GP 4  (Oct 8-9) KDY Autumn Regatta, Rungsted, Denmark (2 Chikane + 2 W/L)

The prize table for the local cup is looking good, rumours has it that there may be a GoPro HD camera in there!

On top of this, many Scandinavian teams are looking to the Farr 30 European Championship, June 23-26 during Kieler Woche in Germany. Book your lodging early for best prices and most options!


Press Release, March 18th

Farr 30 European Championship 2011 in Kiel, Germany 

In 2011 the Farr 30 International One Design class will crown their European Champion during Kieler Woche and with that celebrate the class debut in Northern Europe at the largest regatta in the world.

‘It is a great decision of the Farr 30 class which shows us that classes feel comfortable to host their international championships within Kieler Woche and encourages us as organizers to continue on this level,’ says Eckard von der Mosel, who is in charge of offshore and OD classes at Kieler Woche. ‘Together with the class we will be underlining the high quality of the event and once again offering a top championship,’ continues von der Mosel.

From 23 - 26 June 2011 the Farr 30 European Championship will be a highlight of the international part in the second half of the event.

‘The excellent reputation of Kieler Woche and its organizers was a great motivation for us to be part of the event’, says the Farr 30 International Class President, Deneen Demourkas (USA). ‘Kieler Woche has a unique flair and is well known over the world for its great sailing, professional race management and the fantastic possibilities being offered to participating classes. It is a perfect venue for the Farr 30, now growing rapidly in Northern Europe,’ adds Patrick Lindblom (SWE), Farr 30 Scandinavian Fleet Captain, who initiated the Farr 30’s involvement in Kieler Woche.

As the largest regatta in the world with about 2,000 participating yachts and 5,000 sailors coming from more than 50 nations, Kieler Woche belongs to the international top events worldwide. The annual Sailing World Cup (a must for all Olympic sailors) together with various World and European championships have been the highlights of Kieler Woche and its 128 years of history. Starting on 20 June 2011, the event will not only offer high-class sailing but also a fantastic festival on land.

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For more information about the Farr 30 class, please visit

Regatta Dates Kieler Woche 2010
19 - 23 June:   Olympic Classes / ISAF Sailing World Cup 
(470, 49er, 2.4mR open, Women Matchrace/Elliott 6m, Finn-Dinghy, Laser, Laser radial W, Neil Pryde RS:X, Starboat)

24 - 27 June:   International Classes 
(29er, 420, 505,  Contender, Dragon, Europe, Flying Dutchman, Folkeboat,  Formula 18, H-Boat, Hobie 16, J 24, Kielzugvogel, OK-Dinghy, Platu 25) 
19 - 20 June: Welcome Race from Kiel to Eckernförde and back (ORCi, ORC-Club) 
19 - 23 June: Kiel-Cup Foxtrott (Albin Express, CB 66, J-80, Laser SB3, Melges 24, Streamline, X-79, X-99) 
21 - 23 June: Kiel-Cup Alpha (ORCi) / German Open (Inshore) 
       23 June: Kaiserpokal (final race of all Kiel-Cup groups) 
24 - 25 June: Silbernes Band, long-distance (ORCi, ORC-Club) 
       26 June:   Senatspreis, short-distance (ORCi, ORC-Club)
Kieler Woche 2011, 20 - 28 June, Farr - Campionship 23 - 26 June
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Press contact:
Hermann Hell  



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Invitation to Big Boat Challenge:

January 20, 2010

Kerteminde Yacht Club organizes the Big Boat Challenge in the days 22 -23 May 2010.

Big Boat Challenge was launched in 2009 as a new Race-concept in Denmark. The best and

most active North European racing teams were invited.

View Entire Invitation Letter 

Link to Registration Site



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