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Are you a candidate for the exclusive The Double Club? It's open for sailors who can prove that they possess the virtues of offshore sailing: clever strategists, cunning tacticians and skilled meteorologists. At the same time, they will always want to finish as quitting is not an option. They are born persistent and can endure more than most.

We are talking about a group of sailors who are competing in the two toughest challenges of the North: Vegvisir Race Nyborg and Garmin Round Denmark Race.

Vegvisir Race Nyborg has the most complex navigation of any regattas in Northern Europe in combination with long offshore legs on the Baltic Sea. Garmin Round Denmark Race runs over 9 days (for some singlehanded participants) it’s longer than The Fastnet Race and the navigation and weather predictions are far more complex.

– ­We have two different and very challenging offshore regattas in Denmark. They both start in August from the two great sailing venues Aarhus and Nyborg that are located less than 60 nautical miles apart, says Morten Brandt Rasmussen from Shorthand ECM.

– We wish to promote offshore sailing in Northern Europe so what's more obvious than to highlight the sailors who can do The Double, adds Jon Koch Hansen from Sailing Aarhus and continues.

– That’s why we have decided collaborate to give participants already registered for Vegvisir Race Nyborg a 50% discount on the entry fee for Garmin Round Denmark Race 2023 no matter if the enter singlehanded, double handed or fully crewed.

– The offer of course goes the other way too. So sailors already registered for Garmin Round Denmark Race 2023 will get a 50% discount on a Vegvisir Race Nyborg 2023 registration, concludes Morten Brandt.

In cash the offer will approximately save you € 128 on a singlehanded registration, 228 for a doublehanded and € 514 for a fully crewed registration. Apart from the huge discount the finishers of both races will be awarded with a “The Double” hoodie with a unique feature that incapsulates space and time of these two major events.


  • Copy the coupon code text: The Double 23

  • Hit the button below to go to the Garmin Round DenmarkRace registration

  • Fill in the registration form

  • Paste in the coupon code to get 50% off

  • Check out

Double full moon for The Double Finishers

Both races start in August and both races are blessed by fullmoon sailing - well almost. Garmin Round Denmark Race starts from Esbjerg on August 3rd. By then the moon is 95% full. When the start goes from Aarhus on Saturday the 5th the moon is 81% full. The the same time another astronomical phenomenon of the North will show. Or rather stop to show. That happens when the blue summer night sky shifts to pitch black autumn and winter sky. As a rule of thumb this will happen on August 8.

For Vegvisir Race there will be a 100% full moon when the start goes Thursday August 31st. For the starts Friday September 1st, the moon will shine 97% full. And for the Vegvisir Race Afterparty Saturday September 2nd 92% of the moon will be around from 21:01 until 09:32 – so there is reason to believe in an adventure of a race and a proper after party.

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