Færdern – Færder Regatta
Photos: KNS/Helly Hansen and Wikipedia
Annual regatta from Oslo to Horten.
The Fæder Regatta is one of the world’s biggest overnight regattas. From its inception in 1947, with seven boats competing, the regatta has grown considerably and in 2012 more than 1000 boats and 4–5,000 sailors will participate.
The Færder race fleet range from 100-year-old wooden classic boats, to fast racing yachts, superlight catamarans and standard cruisers. The race starts from inner harbour of Oslo, goes past the Færder Lighthouse at the outer Oslofjord, before heading back to finish at the city of Horten.
The starting line is located at Aker Brygge. Sending off more than 1,000 boats from what is a relatively confined space represents a logistical nightmare, but also a very spectacular sight that is well worth the trip.
The regatta is organized by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club. King Harald V, an expert yachtsman, will be entering and is expected to be one of the top contenders.
- Location: Kongelig Norsk Seilforening (Royal Norwegian Yacht Club)
- Address: Oslo – Horten, 0287 Oslo
- Phone: +47 23 27 56 00
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.kns.no
- Duration: June 8–10, 2012 (For participants: Entry before May 2, 2012)
Video from Faerder Regatta 2010:
Video from “Færdern 2010”:
Video from Færder Seilas 2009 (Time Lapse):