The Swedish Formula 18 Association is on fire already about this years edition of the Stockholm Archipelago Raid. Make sure you write down all the dates and claim your slot in time.
This year the Stockholm Archipelago Raid will be held from Thursday 25th till Sunday 28th of August 2016. Traditionally the start and finish will be at the KSSS Saltsjöbaden near Stockholm. “Like last year the raid will be a 4-day event with boat speed, navigation skills and endurance as key success factors. However the three base camps are different this year and the ambition is to locate some check points on places far out where no F18 fleet has ever passed before! We aim for an even more spectacular event than last years success”, comments Lars Linder.
Preliminary program 2016
- Day 0 – Wednesday August 24th
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 August 25th
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 August 26th
Leg 3 and 4 will take the fleet further North to the finish in Fejan 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.
- Day 3 – Saturday August 27th
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 August 28th
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.