Seamasters

Swedish Surfski Championships

23 august 2015

Seamasters is a downwind, Ocean race around Oxelösund, Swedish east coast, Baltic sea. The race will be around 25 km long open for Surf ski, Outrigger and SUP paddlers. The race is held for the seventh time, drawing paddlers from the Nordic countries as well as Europe, South Africa and America.

The race course will be number 3:
1. Arkösund-Oxelösund, the classic course, wind from south
2. Nävekvarn-Oxelösund, have been used once, wind from west
3. Oxelösund-Nävekvarn, have never been used, wind from east
4. Oxelösund-Arkösund, is a logistic nightmare and we try to avoid that one.

The race starts at 12.00 and competitors paddle outside the archipelago in ocean conditions. Race course 1 and 2 finish after Femöre Huvud (”Fifty Cent Head”) a former top secret cold war fortress outside the city of Oxelösund.

Race info course 3

Park your car at Nävekvarn harbour before 10:00 to catch the bus (back) to start.
Bus and trailer transport from Nävekvarn harbour - Oxelösund Canoe Club at 10:00. Possibility to load your boat from 09:00 at Nävekvarn.
Registration at arrival to the start place.
Race meeting surfski 11.20.
Surfski start at Oxelösund 12.00, SUP start 11.00.
A meal will be served after race at Nävekvarn.

Spectators

Spectators will have a spectacular view of the race from the high cliffs at the Femöre Fortress.When waiting to see the competitors, spectators can experience a former Top Secret Cold War Coastal Artillery Fortress including a ”nuke-safe” bunker.
First paddlers will finish at Nävekvarn approximately 13.45.

Classes

Surf Ski

Long narrow and open kayaks for ocean racing, originally from South Africa a and Australia now a fast growing sport all over the world.

Outrigger

A single hull ocean racing canoe supported by an ”ama”. Paddled with a single blade paddle. Hawaiian style.

SUP

Stand up paddleboarding is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage.

Decided race course 2015

Race news

2015-08-21
Decision from Race committee. It will be Race Course 3. Oxelösund-Nävekvarn
Link to map >>

2015-08-10
David Mocke, South Africa comes to Seamasters.
Esteban Medina, Spain, Winner 2014, comes to Seamasters.

2015-08-10
Update about different courses.

2015-08-10
Swedish canoe federation and Oxelösunds canoe club will test GPS-trackers for all paddlers.

2015-08-10
There have been discussions about the risk having the finish just outside the rocks close to the Femöre light house (Oxelösund). For course 1-2 we have decided to move the finish to flat water somewhere after the light house. More information coming later...

Everything about surf ski

Want to know what´s happening?
Alain Jaques and Rob Mousley at www.surfski.info are doing a fantastic work covering the whole surf ski scene.

Go there >>

www.surfski.info

Sponsors:

black line

Seamasters Sponsors 2011 nomado Epic kayaks Rudy Project