The second leg of the race has begun – yachts are heading north
July 23, at 12.15 p.m. our participants began their journey in the second leg of the longest long-distance sea regatta in Poland. The boats were heading north – according to the sailing instruction, all had to take a lap around Gothland and Gotska Sandön by starboard and go back to Sopot. The route is approximately 400 miles.
15 units were ready to cross the start line, but not everyone was able to do it. Barnaba had a problem with the mainsail – it tore up during the starting procedure, so the crew decided to retire from the race and go back straight to the Poland. Bliski was dealing with some break during the first leg and he’s still in a harbour. He’ll join us as soon as all damages will be fixed.
Today in the morning GoodSpeed came to Visby after retiring from the first leg because of the engine failure. The crew, according to the plan, started today with the others.
Piorun 4 is not taking part in the second leg because of losing the rudder while sailing to Visby after a collision with an unknown object located under the water. A damage of the rudder makes it impossible to Piorun 4 to stay in the game.
The weather conditions were very good at the beginning – it was sunny and the wind was blowing 20 knots from the north, so the boats are going to tacking slowly to Gotska Sandön. After taking a lap of the island, they will fly under the spinnaker straight to Sopot – we expect them to arrive on Sunday. You can follow the participants on TRACKING tab, thanks to the Yellowbrick.
The results of the first stage of the race (Sopot – Visby):
Facil Łukasz Politański (Elbląg)
Atlantic Puffin Szymon Kuczyński (Dziwnów)
Konsal Ryszard Drzymalski (Puck)
Resumee Andrzej Kruszczyński (Gdynia)
Endorphine Robert Niewiński (Gdańsk)
Kristi Sławomir Frajkopf (Tolkmicko)
GoodSpeed Łukasz Trzciński (Gdańsk)
Manjana Adam Walczukiewicz (Gdańsk)
Polled 2 Jacek Chabowski (Gdańsk)
Quick Livener Jacek Zieliński (Gdańsk)
Four Winds Wiesław Krupski (Gdańsk)
Blagodarnost II (Russia)
Barnaba Eugeniusz Jadczuk (Gdańsk)
Bystrze Artur Sykson (Gdańsk)
Wanda Michał Weselak (Gdańsk)
Generał Zaruski Jerzy Jaszczuk (Gdańsk)
Bliski Michał Orzoł (Elbląg)
Piorun 4 Michał Skierka (Jastarnia)
This year edition of the regatta SailBook Cup is a tribute to the pioneers of Polish sea sailing and it celebrates the first Polish sea regatta from 1934 (Route Gdynia – Visby).
The ambassador of the race is Zygfryd “Zyga” Perlicki, one of the most famous Polish sailors and Olympian from Kiel, skipper of the “Copernicus”, which took a part in the Whitbread, is multiple Polish champion of the sea and Olympic classes and great referee.
Organizers: SailBook.pl, Pomorski Związek Żeglarski
Partners: Gmina Miasto Sopot, Urząd Morski w Gdyni i Liga Morska i Rzeczna, Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Warmińsko-Mazurskiego, Sopocki Klub Żeglarski Ergo Hestia Sopot, Fundacja Helios, Jachtklub Stoczni Gdańskiej, Polski Klub Morski, Puchar Bałtyku Południowego, Navinord
Sponsors: Naftoport, Voith, Work Service, Navcomm, Seldén, ICOM, Aero-Vaerft, 3 Sails, Ocean Sails, Henri Lloyd, AlmaPress Księgarnia Morska
Media patronage: SSI Jerzy Kuliński, Radio Gdańsk, Tawerna Skipperów, Magazyn Prestiż, Magazyn W Ślizgu, Młody Elbląg, Nowyj Kaliningrad, Solovela, Batsaans