Ready, stedy, go

Yesterday 15 boats participated in a Raid tune up around the nearby islands. It was perfect to begin with and we were flying out one one hull with the gennakers. On leg 4 on our way home the wind died completely, so we had to practice towing as well. Now we are really prepared.

All boats registered today and passed the safety inspection. At 7PM there was team briefing that started with hotdogs and beer. The teams are now ready and all is prepared for the start tomorrow at 10 outside Saltsjöbaden. The course was for leg 1 and 2 will be:

Leg 1:

  • CP1 – start
  • CP40 to port
  • CP57 to port
  • CP61 (Close) finish

Leg 2

  • CP61 Start
  • CP58 to port
  • CP40 to port
  • CP49 to port
  • CP32 to starbord
  • CP26 (close) Finish

The course will go towards the south passed Dalarö to the island Rånö where there is a lunch stop. The second leg will take the sailors out at sea and then gives some interesting options to go at sea or more behid some islands protected from the waves but with more gybing on the way of to the finish in Sandhamn where we hope to arrive around 6 PM after some 70 NM sailed distance