The last day was again sunny and a little more windy from NE. Leg five was tactically interesting downwind with stronger wind close to the small islands and a constant shift towards east. It was a long gennaker reach towards South to a check point that took more than two hours before turning East into a mine field of small islands. The last leg was a wonderful downwind in increasing 10-12 knot breeze over open waters with family sailors as rounding marks and tactical challenges towards the finish at the club house in Saltsjöbaden. Everybody were happy and had an adrenalin rush until long after the price giving ceremony was over. Raidsegling is the future of the F18 in Sweden and F18 is the obvious class for anyone who want to experience the adventure.
The Stockholm Archipelago raid is part of the Multi Cup 2014 consisting of three races. If you want to join you're of course invited:
- Multi cup raid, Stockholm-Finnhamn-Saltsjöbaden 29-31 August 2014
- Swedish Championship, Nynäshamn 12-14 september 2014
- Stockholm Grand Prix (inkl. Bart´s Bash) in central Stockholm 19-21 September 2014
Text: Lars Linder
More info and result can be found on www.multicup.se
Photos: Malcolm Hanes