Lange Anna Challenge 2022

A bet for a good cause

Who is faster? Man or machine? On 12th July 2022 we will find out!

What is the bet?

Who will cover a distance of 1/2 nautical mile between Helgoland and the side island Düne faster? Heligoland's mayor Jörg Singer on a surfboard with electric jet propulsion or the high-speed catamaran "Halunder Jet"?

What is the goal?

The Challenge is intended to promote cooperation for "plastic-free harbours" and thus launch the project together with many partners. The aim here is to be able to install innovative marine litter bins in Heligoland's harbours to rid them of plastic and marine litter. At the same time, the event serves to draw more attention to the problem and raise awareness.

The budget for the project is about 30,000 €, half of which has already been covered by the first sponsors. The "Lange Anna Challenge" is intended to attract further sponsors for this great cause. Click here for the official website of the Lange Anna Foundation.

When does it start?

The Challenge will take place on 12th July 2022 at 1:30 pm on the "Heligoland Reede" on the day of the sea bathing service.

How can you participate?

You are welcome to contribute to the project as follows:

The challengers

FRS Helgoline with HSC "Halunder Jet"

The heavyweight weighs several hundred tonnes and is 4 years old. The high-speed catamaran "Halunder Jet" has four Rollce-Royce jets and a total of 12,182 hp in the race for victory!

Jörg Singer

Heligoland's mayor takes up the challenge with a surfboard incl. e-jet drive. The lightweight weighs about 100 kg and is 55 years old. His board has 19 hp and accelerates from 0 → 50 km/h in 4.2 secs.

The place of action

The goal

Experience the bet live

We have piqued your interest and you would like to experience the "Lange Anna Challenge" live? Then book your next trip to the high seas island now for 12th July 2022 and cheer on your favourite on site!



Find more out here about the current departure times in the direction of Heligoland from Hamburg and Cuxhaven. The high seas island with its many facets is waiting to be discovered by you!

Halunder Jet driving with sunshine.

The "Halunder Jet"

Wide seats, panoramic windows, large open decks: Enjoy a comfortable crossing. The catamaran "Halunder Jet" impresses with modern design and a top speed of 36 knots.

"Halunder Jet"


Here you will find everything about the different fares per seat category, the seasonal times and vouchers. Information on the senior fare and the family ticket can also be found here.

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