F18 Raid Worlds just about to start in Stockholm Archipelago

29 teams successfully passed equipment inspection prior to start from Saltsjobaden for a five days course in Stockholm Archipelago, SAR being this year the support event for F18 Raid Worlds. Sadly enough, French F18 Class Association Chair Nicolas Touchot, recent winner of Costarmoricaine, who should have been the 30th competitor, couldn’t make it, as he injured himself during North Brittany raid.

Weighing station – Picture from SAR website

Whatever the case, a pretty impressive slate of competitors, coming from 11 Nations and 3 continents, all eager to win the title, will take part to this unique adventure among the thousands of rocks scattered throughout the archipelago.

Captive audience during skippers meeting – Picture from SAR website