510 nautical miles of sailing tradition

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

Pantaenius wishes
all participants a successful race and fair winds.