Wolfpack first back after slow start in Shetland-Bergen race

Having won the Blue Ribbon for being first into Lerwick in the Bergen-Shetland race, the fast yacht Wolfpack repeated the triumph on the return leg which finished in the early hours of this morning.

Forty-six yachts, including 10 in the 1,000 Mile Double Handed Race, left Lerwick in very calm conditions at 11am yesterday after a race weekend in port. Wolfpack arrived back in Bergen at 3.30am, once again well ahead of the rest of the fleet.

She took just 20 hours 26 minutes to cross to Shetland from Bergen – more than nine hours ahead of the next Bergen arrivals which were the 1,000 Mile yachts Rafiki and Hot Socks. The UK yacht Fastrak VIII lead the 1,000 Mile race at Lerwick.

The 25th annual Shetland Race has been marked with the publication of a book. The history included in the book gives a reminder that the fastest race crossing of the North Sea was 16 hours by Wolfies Toy on the homeward leg in 2000.


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  • S/Y Calluna

    • June 28th, 2011 14:59

    Thanks to all Shetlanders and specially the volunteers at the Lerwick Boating Club and Shetland Coastguard for making our stay at Lerwick to a happening that will be remembered until the next Shetland Race!
    It is fantastic to meet so many positive and smiling people, you all make us feel so welcome and at home.

    So see you all next year, and until then take care!

    The crew at S/Y Calluna


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