A vegvísir (Icelandic ‘signpost’ or ‘Wayfinder’) is an Icelandic magical stave intended to help the bearer find their way through rough weather. If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.
So Vegvisir Archipelago Race is where sailing meets adventure racing. It shows you the way and keeps you safe, but also challenges you hard. The race comes from Morten Brandt, who started the extremely popular Silverrudder. This proves the worthiness of a challenge by itself, but if you are still not convinced then look at the entry list and trust more than 110 teams already registered. Two double handed and the singlehanded course is where the sailors will come face to face with the most complicated navigation in any Danish regatta. All courses are flexible – meaning that they can be shortened in case of very light wind. Two nights and two days is enough for the participants to find their limits and hook up with the inner Vegvisir. This means that the racing ends at 7 PM on Saturday, August 25th just in time for the notorious Vegvisir Race After Party and the Award Ceremony at 8 PM.
Parallel to the regatta multiple side events will be happening on the docks at Slotholmen. The side events are dedicated to ecology, sustainability and a better sea and shore environment in the Baltic Sea area.