On June 9, 2014, as part of the "Nordseewoche", the starting signal for the legendary Pantaenius Rund Skagen race will be given. About 80 Crews are expected to participate in the pursuit of a new course record in this year's edition of the Pantaenius Rund Skagen Race.Recognized as one of Europe's toughest offshore regattas, this race is ruthless. 510 nautical miles-spread out over three different estuaries-separate the start at Helgoland from the port of destination, Kiel. After the German shelf sea has been mastered, the route leads across the Skagerrak, Atlantic's tongue, until the competitors finally reach the ever unpredictable Baltic Sea.From blustering winds and heavy swells to freezing nights, participating yachts and their crews constantly face new challenges. Previous years' dropout rates offer clear proof of Pantaenius Rund Skagen's heavy demands on man and material. To assert yourself here, you need stamina, excellent seamanship skills-and most of all, tactical finesse. Yet,anyone who participates is rewarded with a memorable regatta experience, as well as bragging-rights associated with finishing a race that, in terms of prestige, ranks up there with the Sydney-Hobart, Newport-Bermuda and Fastnet Races as one of the world's most distinguished sailing races.To fulfill this type of offshore regatta's specific requirements, Pantaenius relies on the highest safety standards. For example, ISAF-certificated Survival at Sea courses are compulsory for a pre-defined percentage of each crews' members, as is close collaboration with local rescue services and voluntary assistants.Pantaenius offers all friends and relatives of racers, as well as avid sailors worldwide, the exclusive opportunity to follow the race with the help of the satellite-based tracking system, Yellowbrick. To do so, please visit: www.pantaenius.com or download the Yellowbrick App to your iOS or Android device. Whether following your favorites from a desktop computer at home or a mobile device while on the go, the current race status is easy to request in real time. To use Yellowbrick on your PC, you'll need an updated version of your browser. We recommend you do this before the start of the race so you don't miss one exciting minute of Pantaenius Rund Skagen.
Pantaenius wishes all participants a successful race and fair winds.