Stockholm Archipelago Raid will take place from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th of August 2016. Registration will start on Tuesday the 1st of March 2016. For enquiries please contact the Swedish F18 organisation.
2016 preliminary program
Wednesday 24th of August
Teams gather at KSSS in Saltsjöbaden just outside Stockholm to unload and rig their boats. The KSSS club has a club house, plenty of ramps and other facilities. Cars and trailers have to be moved to a dedicated area by the nearby ski slope in Saltsjöbaden.
17.00 Registration, measurement and security checks. This continues until all boats are clear to race with a break during Skippers meeting.
19.00 Welcome reception followed by skippers meeting.
Day 1 – Thursday 25th of August
Leg 1 and leg 2 will go North and weather permitting far out East Before turning back West towards the beatiful Island Nässlingen which will be our first base camp. Great facilities, food and accomodation in small houses.
Day 2 – Friday 26th of August
Leg 3 and 4 will take the fleet further North to the finish in Arholma (preliminary) where boats will be placed alongside floating jettys. Sauna, drinks and dinner in the restaurant. We sleep in 2 to 8 beds per room in the hostel or cabins. It is the first time an F18 raid stops over at Arholma, the Northernmost of all inhabited islands in the Stockholm Archipelago.
Day 3 – Saturday 27th of August
Leg 5 will carry the fleet south and possibly far out wind and waves permitting, either far out to the outer skerries where rarely any people passes or further in among the beautiful archipelagos of Rödlöga, Ängsskär, Kallskär and Fredlarna.
Leg 4 will continue south before reaching the finish in Sandhamn. We have access to sauna and sleep in cabins with 4 to 8 beds in each cabin on the KSSS Island Lökholmen.
Day 4 – Sunday 28th of August
Leg 7 will carry the fleet South with possible lunch stop at Mörtö Bunsö before leg 8 takes the fleet the last leg to the finish in Saltsjöbaden. Last leg planned to finish in early afternoon with a finish line just outside KSSS.