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The Challenge

Silverrudder™ – Challenge of the Sea - is an annual singlehanded boat race, which takes place at autumn equinox this year the start goes Friday the 23th september 2016 in Svendborg on the island of Funen (Fyn), Denmark.

In 2012 the race was launched and attracted 15 tough contestants. In 2013 100 contestants have signed up, among them sailors from Sweden, Germany, Sweitzerland, Slovenia and Denmark. Silverrudder Challenge 2013 was the biggest international off shore singlehanded regatta in world this number was doubbled in 2014 where more that 200 registred. In 2015 the race sold out on the third of May three month prior to race start when 330 had registred. For 2016 we have 400 slot on sale from medio December. We truely hope that the event once again will be greatest non-stop singlehanded off shore category III race ever in the world.

As the number of contestants increase, the competition is also getting tougher. But the challenge is still the same: 134 Nautic Miles around Funen – only you and your boat!

Are you up for the challenge? 

Silverrudder Challenge has 7 boat categories, and there will be announced winner in each of them. That is, if the competitors are able to beat last years winners in speed.

As the number of contestants increase, the competition is also getting tougher. But the challenge is still the same: 134 Nautic Miles around Funen – only you and your boat! Are you up for the challenge?

Going for a Silverrudder™ Challenge Trophee?

The race is constiuted of 7 classes - and there will be announced winner in each of them. If any competitors are able to beat the best time set by the previous winners they will be awarded and annonced as the new holders of one of a Silverrudder Challenge Trophees for the next 12 month. 

SilverRudder trophee

The times to beat in the 7 categories are:

Keelboat mini: Morten Bogacki, Pogo2, Mojo, 23:06:18, 2015

Keelboat small: Franz Schollmayer, Esse 850, Firlefranz, 20:23:14, 2015

Keelboat medium: Wolfram Heibeck , Open 32, Black Maggy, 19:18:03, 2015

Keelboat large: Andreas Rohde, JPK 38, Ratzfatz3, 19:02:16, 2015 

Keelboat extra large: Niels Ditmar, Xc 42, Hokux Pokux, 19:20:27, 2012

Multihull small: Anders Bastiansen 28 Dragonfly, 16:04:58, 2015

Multihull large: Jens Qourning , One-Off, Dragonfire, 15:34:58, 2016