News from Esbjerg - the offshore start venue
Photo: Visit Esbjerg
The participants on the extremely demanding offshore course can look forward to enjoying the hospitality of the 5th largest city of Denmark. The city is located sheltered on the west coats but the access to the raw North Sea is just round the corner.
The starts will be situated close to the piers. That means that spectators can follow the starts from ashore. The singlehanded start will go on JUNE 15th whereas the doublehanded and the the fully crewed starts will go on June 17th. Race Management will have their start post on land using flags, sound signals and VHF. A fast-moving motorboat will carry the media close to the action so that online spectators can follow the boats way out of Esbjerg.
The exact timing of the starts will depend on the tide as a strong current runs on the Danish west coast in general and in particular in the Esbjerg area. The starts will go some two hours before high tide so that the participants will get the best chances to get round the most western point of Denmark Blåvandshuk sailing in tail current.
We are extremely excited about the offshore course and the collaboration between Aarhus and Esbjerg. We hope that Garmin Round Denmark Race will spark the development of true offshore sailing in Denmark and Northern Europe.
Much more info will follow in April. On May 1st the Racing Instructions 2022 will be published.