20 teams ready to start Stockholm Archipelago’s adventure

Patrick Demesmaeker & Vincent Thery will certainly be serious contenders for the win… Picture by Malcolm Hanes

From F18 Sweden

Out of 36 teams that signed up originally, 20 teams made it to the starting line. They are from Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. The level of competition is, as always, very high with many top teams and several winners from previous years. There are also several rookie teams doing the raid for the first time and a two teams doing a come back for the first time since the old “Archipealgo Raid”.

Ad Noordzij, IF18CA SecGen, & son Maarten are back to the event – Picture by Jasper van Staveren

Course and Base Camps

The start and goal will be in Saltsjöbaden and the base camps will be on the beautiful Islands of Rånö in the south (one night) and on Lökholmen (Sandhamn) in the middle of the archipelago (two nights). It gives the opportunity to round iconic places like Huvudskär before going north towards Sandhamn on day 2. On day 3 the fleet might reach Rödlöga In the north passing magic islands of the outer archipelago on the way. The aim will be to start early (6 AM) at least one day to be able to reach remote places far from the base camps.

More info to follow soon !

Possible 2020 course

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