Friday, March 24, 2017

Open J/70 Nordic Championship Announcement

J/70s sailing in Hanko, Norway (Hankø, Norway)- Welcome to Grundig Hankø Race Week! The event will take place from June 28th to July 2nd and it will also be hosting the J/70 Open Nordic Championship. The racing area just outside the island of Hankø offers one of the best race courses in Norway, some would say one of the best race courses in the world! The race course is exposed to sea breezes from the southwest and generally offers very good and fair sailing.

Sailing has been an important activity and has made the island internationally well known. For many years, King Olav stayed most of the summer at his summer house on the island or on the Royal Yacht “Norge” parked in front of the harbor. Hankø offers tennis courts, areas for swimming, forest walks and horse riding.

The Royal Norwegian YC cooperates with Hankø Yacht Club (HYC), a private club, which was founded in 1954 by senior members of KNS aiming to promote international yacht racing at Hankø. The club has picturesque clubhouse and a protected harbour on the island a few hundred metres from the mainland. Participating boats will be moored along the berths just outside the clubhouse. The berths are new and offer fresh water and electricity. Wireless internet access is available at HYC on your arrival.

Charter boats are available at very favorable rates and are owned by Norwegian Sailing Federation. Approximately 10 to 12 boats will be available.  Please contact the class on Norwegian J/70 Class Facebook  For more Grundig Cup Hankø Race Week sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.