Successful OK weekend in Viken – July 18-19

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.

Photo: Sara Gäbel
Beautiful conditions in Viken

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.

The winner gets all the tomatoes

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!

A new OK fleet in Sweden!

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!

Xmas sailing – a few brave men

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.

Tomas, Pontus, Benjamin & Pelle on December 26:th.

Will there be Xmas sailing also in 2020?