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More yachts than ever before in The Hallberg-Rassy Rally 2017

The 2017 edition of the traditional Hallberg-Rassy Rally "where everybody wins" has seen a record number of partici­pating boats.

More yachts than ever before in The Hallberg-Rassy Rally 2017

105 Hallberg-Rassy sailors with 38 Hallberg-Rassy yachts from 24 - 54 ft joined the rally. The oldest boat was a 33 ft Mistral 33 from 1974 and the newest a Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mk II from 2017.

All sailors enjoyed a real good time together. The taste of the two delicious dinners, included in the start fee, could might as well fit in into a gourmet restaurant. On Friday it was a cold skin seared back of Cod with buttered summer Vegetables, fresh Potatoes and warm Crayfish Sauce. On Saturday Whole Roasted Filet of Beef with Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Summer Salad, Chili Bearnaise & Red Wine Sauce .

There was lots of sunshine and a 11 knots breeze from NW. As the tradition says with this popular Rally, there was no time keeping and only winners. Every boat won some kind of category. Prizes were generous, including for example a Raymarine Axiom chart plotter MFD, two inverters, a sprayhood, several automatic life vests, led lights, tool kits, sailing jackets, bags and a lot more.

Next time "the Hallberg-Rassy Rally where everybody wins" will be held is on 15-16 June 2018 ! 

Results of the 2017 Hallberg-Rassy Rally

  • Hallberg-Rassy Misil II "Misil FourFourtyOne" NO/GER            Longest party the night before rally
  • Hallberg-Rassy Misil II "Alter Schwede" GER/SWE         The youngest crew member (5 months)
  • Hallberg-Rassy Misil II "Golden Girl" GER/SWE           Most female crew
  • Hallberg-Rassy 31 Mk II "Impuls 3", Norway              Most singlehanded
  • Hallberg-Rassy Mistral 33 "Irene", Sweden               Most timber on deck
  • Hallberg-Rassy 34 "Henni", Germany                      Finally made it!(Tried to participate last year but didn't make it)
  • Hallberg-Rassy 34 "Matilda", Sweden                     Fastest HR 34 with bowsprit
  • Hallberg-Rassy 34 "Susanna", Sweden                     Most HR 34 owners onboard (crew also owns HR 34)
  • Hallberg-Rassy 34 "Bonne", Sweden                       The most impossible Sprayhood to fold
  • Hallberg-Rassy 34 "Khamsin", Sweden                     Most anchors on transom (two!)
  • Hallberg-Rassy 34 "Balette", Norway                     Fastest HR 34 with wheel steering
  • Hallberg-Rassy 342 "Zephyros", Sweden                   First HR 342 over the start line
  • Hallberg-Rassy 342 "Kirsikka", Norway                   Fastest tacker (self tacker installed)
  • Hallberg-Rassy 342 "Elinor", Sweden                     Fastest HR 342 with radar pole
  • Hallberg-Rassy 36 "Juwel", Germany                      Fastest  (and only) HR 36 with FatFurl
  • Hallberg-Rassy 36 Mk II "Zephyr", Sweden                        Worst navigator (sailed the course the wrong way around)
  • Hallberg-Rassy 37 "Siller Lass", Norway                         Most experienced skipper (83 years young)
  • Hallberg-Rassy 37 "GoAgain", Sweden                     Tallest Sprayhood extension in beige
  • Hallberg-Rassy 37 "Helene", Norway                      Wettest mooring the day before the rally
  • Hallberg-Rassy 37 "Aquila", Sweden                      Tallest radar pole
  • Hallberg-Rassy 37 "Sambuca", Sweden                     Tallest Sprayhood extension in grey
  • Hallberg-Rassy 37 "Gefion", Sweden                      Most time at the dock
  • Hallberg-Rassy 372 "Tess", Sweden                       By far... the oldest HR 372 (No 001)
  • Hallberg-Rassy 372 "Svea", Sweden                       Fastest boat the first half
  • Hallberg-Rassy 372 "Ingrid", Norway                     Newest main halyard
  • Hallberg-Rassy 40 "Joyce", Denmark                      Most Danish people onboard
  • Hallberg-Rassy 40 Mk II "Curry", Germany                        Newest boat
  • Hallberg-Rassy 412 "Elvine", Sweden                     Most boat owners
  • Hallberg-Rassy 42E "Kira", Germany                      Bluest Hallberg-Rassy
  • Hallberg-Rassy 42F "Anna af Götarp", Sweden             Fastest HR 42F without davits
  • Hallberg-Rassy 42F Mk II "Irconsa", Sweden              Most uniformly striped crew
  • Hallberg-Rassy 43 "Hilda", Sweden                       Most sun tanned crew
  • Hallberg-Rassy 43 Mk II "Rackarn", Sweden               First boat crossing the finish line
  • Hallberg-Rassy 44 "Rassker 44", Sweden                  Used most fuel (photo boat)
  • Hallberg-Rassy 46 "Freisland V", Germany                        Fastest (and only) 46
  • Hallberg-Rassy 48 "Soleo", Germany                      Most sail  up at dock
  • Hallberg-Rassy 54 "Anorak", Sweden                      Most Americans onboard
  • Hallberg-Rassy 54 "Northern Light", Sweden              Most relaxed sail trim

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