ROUND GOTLAND RACE
(early July, 2010)
Big time event in the Baltic
Although this annual race "only" fields about 300 entries, the big boat classes usually include
well over 20 yachts from all over the globe. Many V60s and 70s, Maxis and large catamarans
are usually there.
The 500 nautical mile course starts with some inshore sailing up the scenic coast from Sandhamn,
Sweden's yachting hub. It then leads out to sea to circumnavigate the island of Gotland with
some marks thrown in along the way.
Depending on the weather conditions, this race can be anything from a pleasant cruise
to a two day test of endurance and character. For the right group of people it can provide
memories and tie bonds that will last a lifetime.