ÅF Offshore Race News

  • Top score for HiQ 4 in ÅF Offshore Race 2019 hosted by Royal Swedish Yacht Club

    2019-07-03 - ÅF Offshore Race

    It was perhaps one of history's toughest race when the 83rd vintage ÅF Offshore Race was settled in the beginning of the week. After a tight sailing out through the world's most beautiful archipelago ...

  • Preliminary results ORCi in ÅF Offshore Race 2019

    2019-07-02 - ÅF Offshore Race

    In the ORCi classes there were 50% international participants from Germany, Finland, Estonia, Great Britain, Russia, Poland, Lithuania and Norway. The Norwegian entry Enderpearl was the largest parti ...

  • Refanut has finished first again!

    2019-07-02 - ÅF Offshore Race

    Refanut finished as the first boat in the ÅFOR Classic class just after 22:00 on Monday. Refanut was built in 1955 and is good for the hard weather, but it was still messy, Fredrik Wallenberg, skippe ...

  • It is always nice to beat old records

    2019-07-02 - ÅF Offshore Race

    It is a happy Bouwe Bekking coming ashore in Sandhamn after the Record race. To beat the record speed CQS set from 2017 with almost 2 knots is of course one of the reasons to call this year´s ÅF Offs ...

  • Swedish around the world sailor: “Good seamanship to retire from the race”

    2019-07-02 - ÅF Offshore Race

    The boat Jennifer, a Beneteau Oceanis 500 with Lars Hässler as skipper is a real global sailor. She has sailed a distance compared to almost eight rounds around the world. The reason the skipper made ...

  • HiQ first to finish on new record time

    2019-07-02 - ÅF Offshore Race

    HiQ 4 finished 16:04:09 with new record time. The official record on average speed is now 13,01 knots. The old record with CQS 2017 was 11,02 knots. That means that HiQ 4 sailed ÅF Offshore Race in 2 ...

  • The first boats have rounded and are aiming for the speed record

    2019-07-01 - ÅF Offshore Race

    The hard wind during the night has made a lot of boats retiring. But not the leading Volvo Ocean 65 HiQ and Ambersail. At 08:15 Monday HiQ rounded as first boat at Hoburgen followed by Ambersail. The ...

  • Heavy weather caused almost 30 boats to withdraw from the race tonight

    2019-07-01 - ÅF Offshore Race

    During the night the sailors met heavy wether and app. 30 boats have chosen to withdraw from the race to save the boats and the crew. The south westerly winds with over 15 m/s has built up rough sea. ...

  • Bouwe Bekking is joining HiQ 4 during ÅF Offshore Race

    2019-06-26 - ÅF Offshore Race

    Breaking news – Team HiQ 4 annouces that Gideon Messink will leave the role as skipper on board the VO65 to Bouwe Bekking, former skipper on Team Brunel.

  • Coca-Cola European Partners new Main partner of KSSS

    2019-06-06 - ÅF Offshore Race

    The ocean is the sailor's arena and the power to the sails come from the wind. For KSSS, it is therefore natural to work with partners who care about our environment and want to contribute to a bette ...

Show more news


The Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) is Sweden's biggest and oldest sailing club. It was founded in 1830 and has around 5,000 members.

KSSS organizes camps, junior and elite training and long distance asiling. We are also the leading race organizer in Sweden. ÅF Offshore Race (formerly the Round Gotland Race) is the most famous race and is also one of the world's biggest offshore races.