World championship Raid ‘22, Stockholm Archipelago.
World championship Raid ‘22, Stockholm Archipelago. This year’s Stockholm Archipelago raid consisted of five days of sailing in the most beautiful venue conceivable. The 29 boats who registered for this year’s raid, were eager to set sail on this amazing journey. The teams were preparing the boat and luggage at Saltsjöbaden for a 5-day camping trip. Once the start signal has been given, the teams were of and following their waypoint leading them to the next Island. We have seen a lot of upwind sailing this year, with really close racing. Off course there were some sailors who decided to kiss the rocks with their daggerboard, it wouldn’t be an Archipelago Raid without colliding with some rocks. We were pleased with a nice sunshine and a little bit of wind. Not comparable to what we experienced on the third night. We have been surprised by a local thunderstorm during our sleep at Fejan. It is not possible to put the boats on land on this island. Here we place the catamarans in the water, moored next to the pontoons. Luckily there was no damage reported by anyone.
After five days of intense sailing, crisscrossing thru the Stockholm Archipelago the 29 F18 catamarans finally reached the finish in the middle of Stockholm, close to the famous Wasa Museum. It was a close fight all the way in, between Team Patrick Demesmaeker / Olivier Gagliani from Belgium and the Swedes Jakob Lundqvist / Rasmus Rosengren. Eventually tit was the belgiens who took the gold, leaving Jakob and Rasmus with the silver. Another
Swedish team, Fredrik Karlsson and Niklas Nordblom took bronze.
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Thanks for the great pictures @Malcolm Hanes.