The Danish one-handed association has been accepted as an associated partner club in the Danish Sailing Union. The corresponding application by the committed proponents of solo and two-handed sailing was accepted at a board meeting of the Danish Sailing Association. The association's official name: Scandinavian Single-Hand Association (SFF).
SFF chairman Jacob Handrup explains the reasons for the increasing success of the one-handed and two-handed movement in Denmark and neighboring countries, including Germany: "Interest in one-handed sailing is increasing in Danish sailing clubs, where more and more sailors are looking for this personal challenge and accept. They are increasingly starting in one-handed regattas. " The wave of solo enthusiasm has long spilled over to Germany. For example, the vast majority of participants in the world's largest one-handed regattSilverrudder had started under the German flag in recent years. The popular solo race around Funen is organized and staged by Svendborg Amatør Sejlklug, directed by regatta director Ole Ingemann Nielsen.
In Denmark and the neighboring countries, enthusiasm for one- and two-handed sailing is growing, as here at the Silverrudder 2017
For the Danish drivers of the Shorthanded Initiative, the association's recognition is an important step on the way to the further development of one-handed and two-handed sailing and the introduction of further new regattas, which are also to lead through German waters. This is how the association sees it the other way round, which is expanding its range of services to include the booming one and two-handed sailing sport. "We look forward to working with the SFF and to the fact that together we can focus on safety and training for single-handed or two-handed sailors," said Line Markert, the chairwoman of the Danish sailing union. Her invitation: "The Scandinavian Single-Hand Association aims to bring these sailors together in a community to support the development of new forms of solo sailing and to promote sailing safety and general knowledge about solo sailing." With their initiative, both the one-handed association and the national association also want to get more sailors out on the water. The focus of the cooperation is initially on training for interested people and clubs. This involves safety aspects in the planning, preparation and implementation of solo and shorthanded regattas.
Behind the Danish shorthanded initiative are SFF chairman Jacob Handrup, record hunter Jan Møller and fisherman Erik Venøbo, who among other things, together with his friend Handrup, commented on the slow-motion start into the Silverrudder in 2017 with such humor. These three founded the SFF and developed the big Silverrudder sister Danmark Rundt. The 646 nautical miles and six stages long invitation race, which takes place every two years, will soon receive a new offshore variant in addition to the inshore course that was sailed in 2016, which even leads along Kiel. Venøbo's explanation for the increasing solo enthusiasm: "The passion for facing the challenges of the sea alone with a boat has always existed. Somebody only had to organize it once for normal people."
And here it goes to the homepage of the FSS.
The participants at Danmark Rundt wear their red jackets with pride
Full fields in one-hand regattas like the Silverrudder 2017