In these Covid-19 times there are restrictions on number of participants in a sports event as we are all well aware of. Some of the OKViken sailors had planned to join the Danish Championships (DM) but when the numbers of participants allowed still remain below 100 we all missed out. To get back on the water and race we created our own VM – “Viken Mästerskap” aka the “Viken Worlds”.
The one day racing took place on August 15 in light winds and blazing sun. We managed 5 tight races with lots of actions on the water.
Even if the racing was thight, Benjamin managed to score four 1:st when discarding one and Thomas had the most persistent performance with five 2:nd places. A special welcome to Håkan, the latest addition to the OK fleet in Viken. The total results:
1 – Benjamin Hammerö 2 – Tomas Franzén 3 – Christian Schaarup 4 – Håkan Söderberg 5 – Pontus Gäbel 6 – Pelle Wejmenhög 7 – Per Thorin 8 – Thomas Uziel 9 – Jonas Jemt 10 – Oliver Uziel (who unfortunately had to retire due to equipment failure)
We would like to thank all the volunteers that made it all happen! We were supported by a small and dedicated crew. Joachim Hammerö and Kristian Resvik ran the start and finishing with great precision. Master of ceremony, Stefan Edefäll was also in charge of the course while Anders Bjurö took amazing photos!
Three sailors made it across the Öresund bridge for a one day regatta in Solröd, south of Copenhagen. Boats were launched from the beach and racing took place only a few hundered meters away from the shore. The shallow water and wind reaching 6-7m/s provided best possible racing conditions with challenging chop upwind and good surf downwind. The race course was a classic Neapel and the reaching element was a welcome return for many of us.
The local sailing club, Solröd Strand Sejlklub, did an excellent job keeping up the pace and catering for tight racing. As most of us were eager to get away in one of the first opportunities to race this year, there were a few restart and back flag. For some of us it proved disastrous, but great learning!
The latest OK fleet in Sweden arranged a weekend of sailing amid the Covid-19 pandemics. A day of racing arranged by WBS on Saturday and a training camp with a gate start and a simple two mark course on Sunday.
4 boats joined from the west coast joined the 7 locals. Three races were sailed under clear blue skies and moderate southerly winds. Thomas H-M won all three races tightly followed by the locals Benjamin Hammerö and Christian Scharup.
On Sunday the sailing continued with more tight racing. The short distance from launching the boat until race start catered for maximum amount of time on the water to polish the skills. Once on shore everyone concluded that it was a successful weekend!
Big thanks to WBS (Vikens Båtselskap) for arranging the race and to our friends from the west coast for driving down!
Two new OK dinghies showed up on the water outside Viken in the summer of 2019. They relentlessly sailed for hours despite what type of weather and always sparked the attention of onlookers. A year later we can count 9 boats on the water a beautiful day!
Four OK dinghy sailors faced the winter weather and got on the water for some fun racing. The wind came from the east and over land, shifts and varying windspeed added to the excitement! With heavy overcast there was very little daylight and sailing had to take place mid day. The warmth of the sauna overlooking the training water was a welcome end to a successful xmas celebration.