The race we are talking about is a slightly eccentric, privately organised event, which has the potential to become one of the world’s iconic offshore yacht races. Even although this is, at least up to now, more a fun race that is not to be taken too seriously. The simple idea is to sail the Baltic Sea, from the southernmost point to the furthest North a ship can get. It all began in 2016, with just one competing boat. However, 2021 already saw a record number of 44 entries, of which 29 actually made it to the finish. The race starts on Midsummer Day in in Wismar, Germany, and goes nonstop to the northernmost point, which is the tiny village of Töre in northern Sweden, not very far below the Arctic Circle.