Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Same procedure as last year… same procedure as every year - but more! 62 multihull entries ranging from Orma 60 foot trimarans to Hobie 16 catamarans.

Second Saturday of May there is The Round Lidingö Race which is the “famous” Stockholm season opening race. This year’s edition had the typical light winds increasing a little during the day with quite a few restarts due to spots and times of now wind at all.

20 min into race……SWE 3 still ahead (very small on left side of picture…) of two Orma 60 foots…(My apologies for picture qualities. Problem found to late - no other camera on board)

All can agree conditions were tricky……however there are different opinions on the results. Those who made well obviously are proud of their strategic decisions on the course……those who where not satisfied obviously agreed there was a big portion of luck involved in the results.

SWE-4 with new their genacker

SWE-3 on strategic course!

SWE-4 on beat action

The results? A very well sailed Dragonfly 25 (“reborne” and fine tuned by Gransegel Mats a few years ago) on first place, a modified A-Cat on second and Johan Grim, new owner of Seaon SWE3 on 3rd place (with Gransegel Mats (again!) as trimmer on board). Mats Leander’s in Seaon SWE-4? Obviously they were unlucky since they picked the wrong end of track at the start and got stuck ….