29er Start - 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship

Kaløvig Sailing Centre

The competitors in the 2013 29er World Championship have something special to look forward to when the starting gun is fired. The racing conditions in the waters off Kaløvig Sailing Center are probably some of the best in the world and Kaløvig Sailing Center has hosted international regattas trough decades and has been the base and training facility for some of the best sailors in the world.

Kaløvig conference center and restaurant offers meals and accommodation and there is also the opportunity to camp in surrounding areas. These are some of the reasons why many international sailors visit Kaløvig year after year.


Kaløvig Sailing Centre
Åstrup Strandvej 68A
DK- 8541 Skødstrup



The Race Area

The Bay of Aarhus was shaped and sculpted by the last ice age. It is a typical glacial moraine landscape with hills and valleys, and the shoreline bears clear evidence of just how far the ice stretched in its progress toward the east.

In some places the terrain rises to little more than molehill height, while in other areas 20 to 30 metre high cliffs tower over the water.

The depth of water varies between 10 and 40 metres – including the depth of the commercial channel. The layout of the bay makes it a very safe place to sail.

Regardless of wind direction and wind force the Bay of Aarhus will always protect you from the most extreme weather conditions. The safe waters and the unique location near Denmark’s second largest city make the Bay of Aarhus a truly vital area for sailing and simply a spectacular recreational area.

29er Start - 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, Aarhus