The Gold Cup and the Swedish Championship in Simrishamn are approaching. Here’s everything you need to know if you haven’t registered yet. For more info and registration, see https://www.sailosterlen.se. Current list of participants can be found here.
Simrishamn is a town on the eastern coast of Skåne, Sweden with 7’000 inhabitants. The town’s position on the easternmost part of the Skåne makes it possible to have the course area just outside the harbour. Simrishamn usually offers western winds of about 10 knots in July.
Simrishamn can be reached from Malmö (90 min), Trelleborg (90 min) and Ystad (45 min) with road E65 and 9 and 11 and trains from Malmö, Ystad or Trelleborg (via Malmö). Trelleborg has ferry connections with Rostock and Travemünde, while Ystad has connection with Swinoujscie in western Poland.
The yacht club
Organiser of the 2018 Gold Cup and Swedish Championship is Simrishamns Segelsällskap with a long Folkboat tradition and several Swedish champions.
Simrishamns Segelsällskap and Simrishamn hosted the 1982 Gold Cup where Knud Andreasen, Henrik Kold, and Eddy Unglaub defended the cup for Kerteminde Sejlklub.
More recently, Simrishamns Segelsällskap organises Bornholm runt and Hanöregattan yearly.
The Gold Cup racing will be held according to the Gold Cup statutes, while the Swedish championship will have shorter races.
Last entry for both events are 20 July 2018.
Entries include mooring fees, breakfast with opportunity for lunch, opening ceremony buffet and regatta dinner.
The organiser will host daily after sail in the harbour tent.
With both the Swedish Championship and the Gold Cup, there will be two regatta dinners, on Saturday 7 July and Friday 13 July.
Another (less important) sports event during the summer of 2018 is the FIFA World Cup and Simrishamn will screen matches from the quarter-finals and semi-finals in the after-sail tent.
Here is a map of Simrishamn with important places for the 2018 Gold Cup and Swedish Championship:
2) Club house
For a closer map with directions and adresses, please see https://www.sailosterlen.se/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Orienteringskarta.pdf
For hotels and lodging alternatives: https://www.sailosterlen.se/en/hotels-lodging/
Camping is available near the Marina, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday of the Gold Cup is planned as a reserve day. If the sailing events are on schedule and for visitors not participating in the races, you’ll have time to visit the region of Österlen with arts and crafts, nature, historical sights and beaches.