Seamasters

Seamasters downwind 2017

August 20th 2017

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 2017 will be one of these:
1. Arkösund-Oxelösund, the classic course, wind from south
2. Nävekvarn-Oxelösund, has been used twice, wind from west
3. Oxelösund-Nävekvarn, has been used once, 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.

Info

If you have transportation you have to load your boat on the trailer
Final registration open Saturday evening at the Club or before race meeting at start if it is agreed.
Race meeting 11.10 (SUP 10:30).
Start 12.00 (SUP 11.00).
A meal will be served after race.

Race info course 1

Bus and trailer transport from Oxelösund Canoe Club at 08.30. Your boat ready for loading at 08.00.

Race info course 2

Bus and trailer transport from Oxelösund Canoe Club at 09.30. Your boat ready for loading at 09.00.

Race info course 3

Bus and trailer from from Nävekvarn harbour at 10:00. Possibility to load your boat from 09:00 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.

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.
Preliminary start 11:00

SUP

Stand up paddleboarding is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage.
Preliminary start 11:00

Seamasters Race Course

The classic Race course

Race news

2017-07-24
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