HiQ Sailing Team retains the record in Gotland Runt

Just as the winner in Gotland Runt 2021 sails over the finish line, it’s official that HiQ Sailing Team retains its track record of 27 hours, 4 minutes and 9 seconds, at an average speed of 13.01 knots from the competition in 2019.

– Awesome! Sailing has always been a big part of HiQ's culture, so it feels especially fun that we can keep the record from 2019, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

Gotland Runt is the sailing competition that is arranged every year by the Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) starting from Stockholm, through the archipelago and around Gotland, with a finish line at Sandhamn. It was first initiated in 1937 and is now the world's largest annual ocean race.

Two years ago, in 2019, the HiQ Sailing Team entered the competition with the VO65 HiQ IV and the legendary skipper Bouwe Bekking, and the success was a fact. Not only did they win the competition, but they also set a new speed record for monohull boats. 27 hours, 4 minutes and 9 seconds after start, they sailed over the finish line and HiQ has since held the track record for both monohull and multihull boats. For the past 11 years, HiQ has also held the track record for multihull boats with the trimaran HiQ III with an average speed of 14.38 knots, and thus the fastest ever in the Gotland Runt competition.

HiQ now retains the track record for monohull boats of 27 hours, 4 minutes and 9 seconds, at an average speed of 13.01 knots from the competition in 2019.

– We worked hard for a long time with all the preparations as well as strategy and tactics before the competition in 2019, so it feels super fun that we can maintain our record even when this year's competition is over! says Erik Ridman, CMO at HiQ and crew member on the record sailing 2019.

Read more about the record:

https://www.ksss.se/nyheter/nyheter/2019/rekordslakt-pa-af-offshore-race/


Erik Ridman

Ota yhteyttä

Erik Ridman
Head of Communications
HiQ
+46 70-420 00 01
+46 8-588 90 000

Launch of HiQ Leap, the best trainee programme in the Nordic region

HiQ is finally launching HiQ Leap, the company’s new gateway for technology graduates, starting in January 2022. The programme provides trainees with a solid foundation to become a consultant from day one. Its accelerated development curve means that on completion of the three-year programme, the trainees will be senior consultants. Applications are open and the recruitment phase is well underway to find HiQ’s future stars. 

“We're always looking for great talent to join our team, so it is a real milestone for us to finally be able to start recruiting for HiQ Leap. We are proud to be able to offer newly graduates a route into worklife. And it is an honour for us to work with eager and driven individuals, who, like us, wants to simplify people's lives through technology”, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

Lue lisää

HiQ hosts NASA International Space Apps Challenge

HiQ will be hosting the NASA International Space Apps Challenge in Malmö, Sweden. The hackathon is held for the tenth year in a row and engages thousands of people from all over the world every year. The mission is to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in space and our planet for 48 hours. 

"It is super exciting to arrange NASA's Space Apps Challenge! We have some fantastic collaborators and competencies to bring to the table and look forward to receiving many applications for what promises to be the event of the year. I am a fan of all things space-related, so it feels great to be involved with this. At HiQ, we are passionate about creating a better world, and what could be better than solving some of the biggest challenges facing us both on Earth and in space?" says Ivar Mørch, CEO at HiQ.

Lue lisää

HiQ acquires Advicon

With the aim of becoming the leading tech consulting company in northern Europe, HiQ acquires IT consulting company Advicon, based in Lund, Sweden. The company and its 25 employees will be a strategically important addition on HiQ's expansion journey in the southern parts of Sweden.

“I am very happy to be able to welcome all awesome employees at Advicon to us at HiQ! We have a strong development of our business in the south of Sweden and a fantastic team that works with some of the Nordic region's leading companies. The same applies to Advicon, combining our two operations means that we can strengthen our position further”, says Sven Ivar Mørch, CEO of HiQ.

Lue lisää