The Baltic500 Challenge raced over 500nm from the Yacht Club Strande, Keil, Germany, had an entry of 35 yachts taking part in four classes.
Safely breaking the world-wide coronavirus lockdown restrictions to complete a 500nm race . . . Overall line honours went to the Pogo 40 ‘Black Pearl’ of Frank Eckardt GER and Yo Wiebel SUI.
The competing ychts were sailed by a crew of two, sailing from Kiel over a race area comprising the Kattegat, Belts and Sound, and the westerly Baltic in a 500nm non-stop race.
Stormy conditions on Saturday evening forced numerous boats to abandon the race and seek shelter.
Despite the closed ports in Denmark, the damaged yachts were received in a friendly manner, and without quarantine being required.
ORC class was GER7921 Hinden of Jonas Hallberg.
Mini class winner was GER982 WHOMPER of Lina RIXGENS.
Dehler class winner was GER002 of Oliver SCHMIDT-RYBANDT.
Portsmouth Yardstick winner, was GER4326 of Christian HEERMANN.