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Agora direct MidsummerSail 2022

by Robert Nowatzki 21 Jun 10:36 PDT 21 June 2022
Agora direct MidsummerSail © Axel Schmidt

Longest Baltic sailing regatta starts on 7th year. 60 boats set off on this year's Agora direct MidsummerSail, from the southernmost to the northernmost point of the Baltic Sea.

The record still to beat for the 900 nautical miles is 5 days, 17 hours, 38 minutes and 46 seconds, set by one-design yacht, Pure, in 2019.

Leaving at 1200 GMT on June 21st, the longest day of the year, the sailors have the whole Baltic Sea to cross to try and reach the famous yellow buoy that marks the northernmost point. Boats varying from a 40-foot trimaran, a Class Mini 6.50 to a 1936 yacht built from submarine steel, will all take on the longest and toughest Baltic race, some single-handed, others with full crews.

The sailors taking on the Agora direct MidsummerSail challenge, from Wismar in Germany to Töre in Sweden, will not only be rewarded with prizes from line honours to smallest boat, but also with the endless white nights of the Scandinavian summer.

The race can be followed on the tracker at

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