All editions of the Stockholm Archipelago Raid has different base camps and different check points to make each experience unique. This year however some additional changes have been made to celebrate the 20th raid since the launch of the original Archipelago Raid in 2001.
Lars Linder from the Swedish F18 association explains:
“The raid will be extended from 4 to 5 days with two alternative courses depending on the weather conditions. In both cases the start will be in Stockholm. If the winds on the second day are moderate the fleet will set off at sun rise towards Åland on the Finnish side, an off shore leg of about 25 Nm. For so many sailors it is a dream to do this trip and reach the archipelago of Åland with another 25.000 islands in complete wilderness. If the winds are too strong the course will instead turn south and go protected by the 36 000 islands of the archipelago. In either case it will be 5 awesome days full of F18 sailing.”
The adventure just got bigger, 5 days instead of 4, but the winning concept stays the same as the last couple of years. Lots of fantastic F18 sailing in the stunning archipelago, sauna, good food in great company and sleep in a bed or under a roof. Repeat times four.
Registration and charter boats
The online registration starts on the 1st of March. There is a limit of 30 teams for security and logistical reasons and last year the race was fully booked a weeks after registration started, so don’t wait to sign up if you’re interested.
Goodall Design will supply a limited number of top nodge C2s with Deck Sweeper sails for charter also in 2020. This is a great opportunity for teams from overseas or continental Europe who want to take part in the adventure without having to bring their own boat.
Check out the Goodall offer and sign up here.
All winners since the first raid in 2001 can be found in the F18 Hall of Fame.