Helgoland to Edinburgh Race 2017

This June we again have the pleasure of welcoming the racers from Helgoland at the end of North Sea Week.

After a long weekend of racing in the Helgoland area, a fleet of typically forty yachts will race the four hundred miles to Granton. The race is due to start at 16:30 on Monday 5th June, and the racers are expected to arrive at Granton later in the week. See Event notice.

RFYC will organise the finish of the race, and host the crews.  The small and medium size yachts will moor on the EML pontoon, the largest ones (some will draw over 3 metres) will go into Leith Docks or anchor off Granton.

Helgoland to Edinburgh, Nordseewoche

Helgoland to Edinburgh, Nordseewoche

The race runs every two years. In 2015 it was a fantastic social occasion, and we hope this year will be the same or better.

More details as they become available.

The pontoons are busy and colourful - photo by Hillary Sillitto

Helgoland Race 2015: The pontoons are busy and colourful – photo by Hillary Sillitto

Racing at Helgoland, 2015 - courtesy of Nordseewoche organisers

Racing at Helgoland, 2015 – courtesy of Nordseewoche organisers

Helgoland 2015: Pipers and barbecue - photo by Hillary Sillitto

Helgoland 2015: Pipers and barbecue – photo by Hillary Sillitto

 

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