Iceland Midnight Sun Race – In the Wake of Vikings
The Iceland Midnight Sun Race is a unique yacht race – the only one of its kind in the North Atlantic. The second competition will be held on 10 July 2010, a time when the sun stays aloft around the clock!
The 75-nautical-mile race starts in the town of Siglufjörður in North Iceland, and winds around Grimsey Island, which is traversed by the Arctic Circle. The shortest line from Scotland to Iceland is about 440 nautical miles. The distance Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, to Siglufjörður is 286 nautical miles, a route lined with majestic landscapes and filled with diverse marine life. The competition is divided into three categories:
32 – 40-foot vessels
40 – 50-foot vessels
50 foot vessels and bigger