Courses 2022

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The combination of pitch dark sailing at night, tight inshore in the shallow archipelagos and demanding offshore is the DNA of Vegvisir Race. So of course that also goes for new Vegvisir Race Nyborg 2022  courses. Take a closer look further down the page.  
Vegvisir Race Nyborg 2022 starts and finishes in the old town of the Danish kings; Nyborg. The town is situated on the island of Funen in the center of Denmark. It's easy to get to the town both from east and from west as the highway E20 and the railway runs through the town.
The marina is very well protected and the participants can moor their boats safely if arriving early or if leaving the boat prior to the start of Silverrudder Challenge some 2 weeks later. If you chose to do so you can get a 50% reduction on the mooring fee.
 

The three courses

There are three courses in 2022 that all feature sailing at night, challenging navigation, spectacular sceneries and true adventure sail racing.
The long 2Star only Red Course offers true offshore sailing as the course takes the participants to German waters for the rounding of the island of Fehmarn.
The Green Course offers 158 nautical miles of intense and demanding navigation between shallow areas and wide open crossings of sounds and straits. This course Is open for both doublehanded and singlehanded participance. 
Finally the less exposed 70 NM Orange Course is open for both single- and doublehanded participance.  Even-though it's a shorter it's still a very demanding course when it comes to navigation and the ability to handle transitions.

The Bridges

Participating boats on the 238 NM course with an air draft above 21 m are challenged by the passage of the Fehmarn Sund bridge. The passage height of the Fehmarn Sund bridge is stated to 23 meters. However often the passage height is reduced to an air draft of 21 meters due to maintenance of the bridge.  Participants can still compete on the course by sailing the alternative route described below.

Alternative route  Fehmarn

Mandatory: Passage of yellow special buoy “Warn.St” 54.28.28 N – 10.55.59 E, NW of Flüggesand”, must be respected and rounded on the southern side of the buoy regardless of the sailing direction of the course. Further north around the island Fehmarn. 

Mandatory: Passage of eastern buoy “Staberhuk-0” 54.24.26 N – 11.20.44 E must be respected and rounded on the southern side of the buoy regardless of the sailing direction of the course.

 

Alternative route Great Belt Bridge

All three courses involve two passages of the Great Belt Bridge - one going north on going south. The bridge consists of a high bridge to the east and a low bridge to the west. If your air draft is more than 19 m you can't use the western low bridge. Instead you have to use the high bridge for both passages.   

The line honor quest

Depending on which of the courses you pick you can for sure find a challenge that will meet your skills and demands. All of the three 2022 courses include two passages of the Great Belt Bridge. As the bridge consists of a West bridge with that allow a max air draft of 19 m and a High Bridge with a max hight of 65 m some boats will be able to sail a shorter distance than the others.

This will make the quest for the Vegvisir Race Line Honors even more exiting as many of the smaller boats with mast hight below 19 m will have a fair chance to match the bigger boats with air draft of 19 m and higher.

Below the courses are described for boats with an aircraft less than 19 m. 

The sailing direction clockwise or counter clockwise - will be decided on the day of the Skipper Meeting. The charts are guidelines. Please read about the passing bridges above  

The long haul: 238 NM 2Star Course

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Nyborg, Langland on port, Thurø starboard, Tåsinge on port, through Svendbborgsund, Skarø on port, Drejø on port, Avernakø on starboard, Ærø on port,  Fehmarn on port*, Falster/Gedser on port, Møn on starboard, Bogø Farø on starboard, Femø on starboard, Fejø on port, Vejrø on starboard, through Omø Sund, Agersø on starboard, MANDTORY buoy E25A (55 22.346’ N; 11 2.767’ E) on port, Romsø on port, Nyborg.  

The most demanding and intense: 158 NM 2Star and Singlehand 
 

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Nyborg, Langland on port, Thurø on starboard, Tåsinge on port, through Svendbborgsund, Skarø on port, Drejø on port, Avernakø on starboard, MANDATORY buoy  at Pøls-rev Wp 086 (54 51.234 N; 10 6.243 E) Ærø on port, Ærø/Marstal on port, Strynø on port, Langeland on starboard, Omø on port, through Omø Sund, Agersø on starboard, MANDTORY buoy E25A (55 22.346’ N; 11 2.767’ E) on port, Romsø on port, Nyborg.  

Tricky short course: 70 NM Single- and doublehanded

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Nyborg, Funen on starboard, Smørstakkeløb, passage from west towards east Langeland on starboard,  Kobberdybet passage from east towards west, Great Belt Bridge, Romsø on port, MANDATORY BUOY 55' 38.442 N 10' 37.541 E on port, Funen on starboard, Romsø on port, Nyborg.