Bay of Aarhus

- Perfect sailing conditions with limited currents and stable, westerly winds

- Sufficient space for 6-7 race courses free of commercial traffic

- East-orientated coastline well protected from extreme wind and wave conditions

The Bay of Aarhus is an attractive and centrally-located racing area of huge recreational value. The Bay is enclosed by the Jutland mainland to the west and north and by a string of islands and peninsulas to the east and southeast. The Bay has an area of approximately 150km2 and the water depth varies between 10 and 25m.

In the summertime, currents are very limited and due to the Bay’s protected topography and shallow depth conditions are rarely unfavourable for sailing. Mean current speed in the Bay of Aarhus is 0.2-0.5 knots, and even in the narrower channels it only reaches 1.6 knots sporadically.

The average wind in July, August and September is between 5.4 and 7.2m/s, and the prevailing directions are from the west and northwest. Denmark has a very generous share of daylight hours; in July the sun rises at 4.50am and sets at 10pm.

In the maps below you will find all that you need to know about the race conditions of the Bay of Aarhus.

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