Welcome to Gotland Runt 2023 - Entry open
Gotland Runt Offshore Race is world´s largest annual offshore race and has been organized by the Royal Swedish Yacht Club since 1937. It has since many years been and is regarded as the seasons highlight in offshore sailing in the Baltic Sea.
Gotland Runt starts from Stockholm on the 2nd of July, 2023. 250 boats will start in the middle of Stockholm to sail out through the archipelago to round Gotland and finish in Sandhamn. The course is about 350 nautical miles, the record is 27 hours 4 minutes and 9 seconds but for most of the boats the race takes closer to 3 days.
The 2022 edition of Gotland Runt was a success with over 300 registered boats including ORC Double Handed World Championship. In the 2023 edition Swedish Rating System (SRS) and ORC International (ORCi) will apply and sail in four class categories, The Fullcrew ORCi and SRS, Double Handed (SRS) and Multihull (SRS). A Gotland Runt Overall winner will be appointed among the monohulls, for more details around classes and overall winner read more in the Notice of race.
The Classic class (SRS) and Spirit of Tradition (SRS) will sail the shorter Visby Course.
The Race Village will be located on Djurgården in the middle of Stockholm. It opens 29th of June and will offer plenty of opportunities to make last preparations as well as mingle with friends, fans and fellow sailors. There will also be opportunities to enjoy other insights. The Race village will be the hotspot for seminars and information on the topic of sustainability, mainly with a focus on the Baltic Sea. Being a part of Gotland Runt also means that all competitors will be a part of one of Stockholm’s major summer events. As the boats start in the middle of the city, tens of thousands of spectators gather on the shores and in vessels all along the route through the archipelago.
Take time and read the Notice of Race, particularly if this is your first time competing in the Gotland Runt. We also suggest that you take a look at our website, we have videos and articles around important areas like safety onboard, preparation etc.
The number of participating boats is limited to 250, register today to secure your place. Notice that in Gotland Runt 2023 the pre-start berthing is not including in the Entry Fee.
We hope to see you in Stockholm this summer.