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The local yacht club, Wikens Båtselskap (WBS) and OKWiken.se organised a day of racing for the OK class. We piggybacked on the local youth cup “Kullen Cup” to share the crew of volunteers on land and on the water.
Eight visiting sailors join the 11 locals that made up the 19 boat strong fleet lunching swiftly after the skippers meeting at 09:45. The weather was amazing and we had a nice and steady breeze of 5-7 m/s from the north east. The air and water temperature was Mediterranean due to a heatwave over the Scandinavian countries. It was simply a smashing day to go OK racing!
During the course of the day we manged four tight races, each approximately 30 min long and full of tight situations and fun racing for everyone. We had the pleasure of having the seasoned OK sailors Thomas Hansson-Mild joined by Niklas Elder. They proved to be the pair to beat with Benjamin Hammerö to finish of the top 3.
We had intended to run a training camp on Sunday but decided to call if off when a weather front moved in and pushed the wind gusts to 12-13 m/s. Thomas Hansson-Mild held an on the land session with many eager participants.
A big thank to all volunteers that made this weekend fun and memorable, especially Michael Hammerö, Lars Lind and Per Thorin for the great course and running the on water show with perfection in every detail!
Warm appreciations for our sponsors, Per i Viken for the prices, UP Hallen for the after race hot dogs and condiments and Benjamin for the cold beers.
We hope to see and even bigger turn out in a years time and until then wish everyone a great summer and happy OK racing!
The local yacht club, Wikens Båtselskap, is arranging a local one day regatta as part of the cup between local clubs. We have manage to get an individual start for OK class and a longer course. On popular demand we also arrange a training camp on Sunday, 18 July.
Skippers meeting for the OK class will take place at 09:45 on 17 July. Registration opens at 09:00. The cost to start is only SEK 50. First start of planned three is at 10:55. Please indicate your interest by sending and email with full name and sail number you will be racing with to OKWiken.
After a full day on Öresund we plan a social get together immediately after the price giving ceremony. More details will follow.
If you need a place to stay during the weekend in Viken, Pelle will be able to support with suitable lodging. Please email Pelle
WBS & OKWiken
Weather permitting we have on the water practice Wednesdays 18:00 and Saturdays 10:00. During the summer we try to sail as much as possible. If yir want WhatsApp notifications please leu us know.
Sailor from the OKWiken fleet plan to race the following regattas: