Vegvisir Race - New Venue

January 12, 2021

Press release 

Vegvisir Race - new venue 

 

Vegvisir Race opens ticket sales on 2 February. It happens with the announcement of several news, among other things, that the event this year will have a new venue. 

 

There is more good news for the participants in Vegvisir Race 2021. Firstly, all 223 registered sailors from the canceled 2020 edition of the event will have their start number transferred to 2021. Should a participant not have the opportunity to start 2 - 4 September, where the event takes place, the participant is free to resell to a third party. For new participants, Candlemass, February 2, must be remembered as the registration opens on this date. The participation will be in either 2Star or singlehand on the 80 or 150 nautical mile course and for 2Star on the 225 nautical mile distance. 

 

– We look forward to welcoming new participants. 2020 is now behind us and we see the light rising on the horizon with a promise of lots of adventure sailracing in 2021.  That’s why we open the ticket sale on Candlemass, the day that marks that we are halfway through the winter. When we get closer to 2 February,  we will unveil the full 2021 price structure. I can already now reveal that Vegvisir Race 2021 will be a ball, says Morten Brandt. 

 

New venue - negotiations in progress 

The collaboration with Guldborgsund Municipality was terminated in December. Therefore, Vegvisir Race also gets a new host city this year. Negotiations are underway with several municipalities about becoming Vegvisir Race venue. 

 

–For now I can only say that with the municipalities we are negotiate with, the new venue will be terrific regardless. I look forward to publishing more about the collaboration. However, I would like to underline that the Vegvisir Race concept exists. This means, single and double hand, three different courses that all require the participants to master navigation, tactics, meteorology and lots of transitions when the course takes participants from in- to offshore several times. 

 

128 boats registered 

128 boats have been registered today, because all 2020 participants have had their start number transferred. The list of participants contains a large diversity of boats - from pure cruisers to pure racers. There are participants in all races and categories, however, it is sluggish with regard to the multi-hull boats, where only 2 boats are registered. 

Right now, the distribution of participants is 10 singlehanded boats and 16 2Star on the 80 nautical mile course, 23 singlehanded and 37 2Star on the 150 nautical mile course, while 42 boats are signed up for 2Star on the long 225 nautical mile course. 

 

About Vegvisir Race Road 

Vegvisir Race is an annual recurring adventure sailracing event. It is international with the participation of sailors from seven different nations, primarily Germans, Danes and Swedes. The adventure sailrace format guarantees participants great experiences. The host town and area achieve measurable branding, among other things through Vegvisir's communication platform. The volunteers involved from local clubs are part of creative networks across traditional boundaries and through their commitment also get a significant economy out of their contributions. 

 

About Shorthand ECM and Morten Brandt Rasmussen 

Shorthand ECM is an event and communication company founded, owned and operated by Morten Brandt Rasmussen. In 2012, he conceived the Silverrudder Challenge and the Adventure Sailracing concept. The event, which had Svendborg Amatør sejlklub as a logistical partner, became the world's largest single-handed racing in 2015, which it still is today operated independently by the club. 

In 2017, Vegvisir Race was created. The event attracts sailors from all over Europe - the event had five local sailing clubs as logistics partners. In 2019, Morten Brandt Rasmussen received the award The Ocean Award from the German Trans-Ocean Verein for "Having engaged hundreds and hundreds of cruising sailors to switch to regatta mode because of the adventure sailracing concept". In 2020, he took over the event  Danmark Rundt from the Scandinavian Single-Handed Sailors' Association and developed the Round Denmark Race Inshore and Offshore concepts. The event has premiere June 20 to 27 and is done in collaboration with Sailing Aarhus and Aarhus International Sailing Center.

The registration opens FEB 02 

The registration for Vegvisir Race 2021 will open on February 02 - the day is known as Diseblót according to the old Nordic religion, Asetro, and Candelmass in the Christian Calendar.  
More info on the ticket prices, courses and more will be available as soon as possible.
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2020 tickets transferred to '21

As the tickets sale for Vegvisir Race 2021 will open soon we hereby confirm that all registered 2020 participants will have their tickets transferred to 2021. If you have a 2020 ticket and you are not able to make to the event you are of course welcome to sell the ticket to third party. 

The date is set SEPT 2. - 4. 2021

Vegvisir Race 2021 is planned to happen from September 2nd to 4th. That means that we are leaving the dogma of sailing under the full moon. Even though we love sailing in the moon light we've come to terms with the benefits of setteling for a fixed date. Hence we have decided to make the first weekend of September to Vegvisir Race Weekend. We hope you will enjoy the thrill of sailing in the pitch dark September nights in Danish and German waters.

The 2020 cancelation

An email has gone out to all 2020 registered Vegvisir Racers informing them about the possible aftermath of the cancellation of the 2020 event. They will be informed as soon as possible.  

© 2018 Vegvisir Race an event by Morten Brandt // Shorthand ECM