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Garmin - Round Denmark Race 2021

STATUES RDRi 2021  (preliminary; changes will occur)

Change made 24/2: 3: In case of either very heavy or light weather the course can be shortened. 

1. Round Denmark Race Inshore is a bi-annual adventure sail racing event that starts and finishes in Aarhus.

2. The event features single- and doublehanded and fully crewed racing in mono- and multihulls.

3. There will be one course that starts and finishes in Aarhus. It will take the participants round the most Northern, Eastern and Southern points of Denmark. There will both be inshore and offshore sailing. The course is 650 nautical miles long.

The singlehanded and the theoretically slowest boats will start first on a Sunday. The doublehanded and fully crewed boats will start Monday. The direction round the course will be announced by the race management at the skipper's meeting. In case of either very heavy or light weather the course can be shortened.   

4. The event date follows the summer solstice June 21. And the race will take place during that week.

5. The racing is conducted under the Open Scandinavian Adventure Sailracing Order (OSASO). This means there will be no demand for a measurement certificates, club memberships or memberships of any national or international federations. The boats are divided boats into categories due to LOA (21-25 ft, 25-30 ft, 30-35 ft, 35-40 and >40ft)

6. There are awards for the first three of each Round Denmark Race Category (RDRC). The categories are defined by the LOA of a boat. The LOA is measured in foot (1 foot = 0.3048m) and indicate the overall boat length (LOA) as defined in World Sailing’s Rules. 

7. The RDRi Classes


RDRC Mini - from 21.00 to 25.00 foot

RDRC Small - from 25.01 to 30.00 foot

RDRC Medium - from 30.01 to 35.00 foot

RDRC Large - from 35.01 to 40.00 foot

RDRC XL from 40.01 foot and longer


RDRC Small 21.00 to 30.00 foot

RDRC Large 30.01 foot and up

8. The winner of each category is the boat that sails the outright fastest time round the course in each category.

9. Participants in RDRi can only start if they are registered and paid the entry fee and can show a valid third-party liability insurance upon registration.

10. Any suitable and seaworthy sailboat 21 foot or longer can sign up to participate in RDRi. The race management has the right to reject any boat not found shipshape and seaworthy and boats of an inappropriate safety standard. 

11. Only the same person(s) must be on board during the race.

12. RDRi must be performed in accordance with The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and in accordance with the governing Sailing Instructions for RDRi.

13. All challengers must sail with a dedicated tracking device (see 14.2 ) on board along with two starting numbers visually mounted preferably on the sea rail off of the cockpit. The participants are obliged to return the start numbers immediately after finishing or withdrawing from the race. Lost starting numbers must be covered on the expense of the participant losing them.

14. Participating boats must, on request, sail with flags supplied by RDRi's sponsors. Flags and other materials will be handed out upon registration. Participants must be available for phone calls from the event's communication unit for interviews directly from the course. The Organizing Authority may also require the installation, at no cost to competitors, of on-board video cameras and On Board Reporters (OBR). An OBR can not take part in the sailing in any way. 


The Danish waters are among the most heavy trafficked in the world. RDRi is an endurance challenge where the participants will be pushed to their limits. Those two facts and the third fact that RDRi Organizers care about the participants has resulted in the high demands to the on board safety equipment and the boat - inspired by World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Cat 3. Please bear in mind a boat equipped with the below listed items is a much safer boat than a boat without. 

15. All boats must during the race be have a functional stationary VHF radio turned on at all times. All boats must be equipped with pullpit, stanchions searail and toerail on the foredeck area.

15.1 The boat must be in a shipshape and seaworthy condition and the boat must be equipped with navigation lights in accordance with the International Maritime Code (COLREGS). Boats under 7m in length must also be fitted with fixed navigation lights as described for boats of 7 meters or longer. 

15.2 All boats must have sufficient power to run navigational lights and for singlehanded participants to run an auto pilot. There must be a ficility to charge the batteries by the boats engine or by others external sources e.g. generator, solar cells.

15.3 – the boat is equipped with the following mandatory safety equipment:

- Life jackets - worn during the entire race and equipped with a D-ring and an emergency flash.

- Lifelines that can be worn at the same time as a lifejacket.

- Jacklines mounted along the deck for attachment of the lifeline.

- VHF radio stationary and handheld (incl. spare batteries).

- Analog Compass

- 1 hand-held emergency flare per person on board the expiration date must be respected. Or a fully functional electronic LED    flare one unit per crew (E.G. Ocean Signal rescueME EDF1 eVDS emergency fire 750S-01710 or Odeo Flare MK3 eVDS.)

- 2 emergency rockets, with valid expiry date in accordance with Directive 2014/93 / EU

-  A fire extinguisher and fire blanket

- A bucket or scoop

- A first aid kit

- A heavy duty flashlight and one flashlight/headlamp

- A strong knife

- Foghorn

- Rigging cutter

- Radar reflector

- A suitable anchor with anchor chain and / or led line ready for immediate use

- Emergency tiller

- Lifebuoy with self igniting light

- Heaving line

- Bilge pump

- Wooden plugs

- Reefable main sail

- The sailing instructions for RDRi 2021 must be available on board

- AIS transponder & receiver.

- A satellite tracking device from the Garmin inReach series.  

15.4 Participants in the singlehanded race must qualify by having finishing Silverrudder Challenge, OneStar Challenge, Midsummer Challenge or similar – documentation must be forwarded by email.

15.5 Singlehanded sailor's boats must be equipped with an autopilot suitable for the boat. Singlehanded sailors please check the appendix in the Sailing Instructions on Rest time/Race time. 

15.6 The sailors on the singlehanded course must carry either a satellite or AIS supported personal beacon.

16. Participants acknowledge with their signature on registration when picking up start numbers etc., that compulsory safety equipment and approved lanterns are in accordance with paragraph 11.1 above.

17. These statutes will become available in more languages. If there is a conflict between the languages, the English text  shall take precedence.

18. Any breach of the above statutes will result in disqualification.

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