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Funen Regatta for Old Sailing Ships in Bogense

Bogense's old harbour is something very special, and on the weekend of 20 and 21 July it will be extra special. Bogense is once again the starting town for the beautiful regatta for old ships, where more than 50 old wooden ships sail around Funen in a friendly race.

In recent times, North Funen and Bogense have been favoured by Fyn Rundt for Preservation Worthy Ships in 2018, 2019 and 2022. Being the starting city is something quite special. The ships arrive during Saturday/Sunday, and on Monday morning at 10:00 AM, the starting shot for the traditional and friendly competition on the water is fired.

So come by Bogense Harbor and get up close to the beautiful old wooden ships and those sailing on them. There will be music, delicious food, plenty of maritime atmosphere, and activities throughout the weekend.

Read more about Fyn Rundt for Preserved Ships at fyn-rundt.dk

Program for Sunday, July 21 and Monday, July 22

On Sunday, July 21, there will be various activities for children, cozy stalls, and maritime experiences for the whole family. At the same time, the 90th birthday of Bogense's famous sculpture Manneken Pis will be celebrated with birthday songs, brunsviger cake, and flags. On Monday, July 22, at 10:00 AM, the starting shot for the traditional and friendly competition on the water will be fired.

At the harbor, there will be ample opportunity to shop in various exciting stores throughout the weekend – see the stores here.

In the cozy cafes and delightful restaurants, you can enjoy the sight of the sailing ships with a cup of coffee, a good lunch, or a dinner at sunset. Specific dining places and opening hours can be found here.


12:00 – 18:00: Clothes Swap Market at the schooner Bonavista

The Clothes Swap Expedition is a voyage where young people sail around Denmark and invite to flea markets in Danish harbors. The schooner Bonavista now docks in Bogense, bringing with it collected second-hand clothes in the ship's hold. A market with free second-hand clothes will be set up, inviting all ages to get free and sustainable shopping. Around the schooner, there will be upcycling stations, music, a coffee stall, as well as information and dialogue focusing on cultural change in consumption and issues within the clothing industry.

10:00 and 13:00: Creepy Crawlies Tour at Bogense Old Beach

Take the children on an expedition at the old beach in Bogense! Together with our guide Linda, we will explore the magical world of the beach and the sea, filled with lots of small exciting creatures.

Price 100 DKK per person. Read more and book your ticket here.

11:30: Manneken Pis - 90th Birthday

Manneken Pis's 90th birthday will be celebrated with a speech by former tourism director Roar Møgelbjerg, birthday songs, free brunsviger (limited quantity), and flags. Everyone is welcome.

Location: Kirkestræde 6-10, Bogense.

12:00 – 18:00: Meet Nordfyns Museum and Bogense Local History Archive

Here you can delve into old photos and postcards from Bogense Harbor, taste authentic sea biscuits, and learn about the activities of the museum and archive. Book sales from the museum and archive's publications.

13:00 and 16:30: Historical Harbor Walk

Nordfyns Museum and Bogense Local History Archive are hosting historical harbor walks. Meeting point: the parking lot at Reumerts. Limited number of participants.

Price: 35 DKK per person.

12:00 – 18:00: Small Stalls - Make a Good Deal

This year, you can visit various sales stalls around the harbor. There will be opportunities to buy different delicious local products, fresh vegetables, beverages, and crafts.

12:00 – 21:00:

At the harbor, besides the local cafes, restaurants, and outlets, you will also be able to enjoy a cup of coffee from the mobile coffee cart, buy roasted almonds, delicious pancakes, and whiskey from Rise.

Also, stop by the SIMAC tent and learn more about the educational institution and the programs for marine engineer (at sea or on land), shipmaster, and ship officer.

12:00 – 15:00: Rappelling by KFUM Scouts

Rappelling in the tower at the Foundry with a view over the harbor and the sea around Bogense. Price 75 DKK per person.

12:00 – 15:00: Sailing with Paper/Newspaper Boat

Test your skills as a boat builder and sail it in the small pool. Maybe you can race with your friends or family.

12:00 – 18:00: Experience Southwest Funen's Race Rabbits

Southwest Funen's Race Rabbits are coming with cuddly race rabbits that the children are welcome to pet. They also answer questions about rabbits, including care, temperament, and eating rabbits. Competition for children under 12 years: Guess the rabbit's weight? Winners will be drawn at 2 PM, 4 PM, and 5:45 PM.

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Outdoor Concert with Planks (Torvet, Østre Havnevej)

Listen and read more about Planks on Facebook.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Outdoor Concert with Tom Donovan (Torvet, Østre Havnevej)

Tom Donovan is a true Irish troubadour. He is a masterful entertainer who uniquely combines his own songs and traditional Irish ballads with his entertaining stories in a show full of genuine Irish atmosphere and lots of humor. Tom Donovan is always met with great enthusiasm and joy.


10:00 AM: Saluting by Cannonier Simon Mott (Østre Mole)

Fyn Rundt for Preservation Worthy Ships has officially started.