Traditionally, the HT rowing race is followed by the battle for the Sagitta Cup. The ships race through the "Oosterom", towards the "Riepelton", a dividing buoy between the Oosterom and Riepel waterways. They have to sail starboard around the buoy and race back to the finish. The sloops are expected to enter the harbor around 11:00 a.m. – depending on the weather. The unique thing about this sailing competition is that the teams have to determine the starting time by themselver, based on current calculations and the data of their ship. It is important to arrive at the Oosteromboei exactly on the turn of the tide. So it is a matter of good sailing skills. From 2015, the Sagitta is co-organized by Schippers and Watersports Association 'Het Wakend Oog' on Terschelling. Every year it is a wonderful spectacle to watch these traditional ships compete.
Date: May 20, 2023
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