Seamasters 2011 – Swedish Surfski Championships
Seamasters will take place on the 28 august in Arkösund/Oxelösund on the Swedish east coast (Baltic sea) and is a 25 km long Ocean race open for Surfski, Outrigger, Stand Up and Sea kayak paddlers. The race is held for the fifth time and is the first surfski race in north Europe, now drawing paddlers from the Nordic countries as well as Europe, South Africa and America.
The race starts in the small village of Arkösund and competitors paddle outside the archipelago in ocean conditions to finish at Femöre Huvud (”Fifty Cent Head”) a former top secret cold war fortress outside Oxelösund.
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.
- Surf Ski
- Women and Men´s classes
- Sea Kayak
- Women and Men´s classes K1 and K2
- Women and Men´s classes OC1, OC2, OC4, OC6
- Women and Men´s classes.
First man, women or crew crossing the finish line outside Oxelösund is the Seamaster 2011!
Competitors must help any fellow paddler in distress.
Waterproof map with landmarks and coordinates. Clear landmarks. GPS unit is recommended.
- Leg leash (surfski, outrigger, SUP)
- Cellphone in waterproof bag
- Sea kayaks must have flotation compartments or buoyancy bags
- Competitors must be able to re-enter from water
Price giving ceremony will be held at the Oxelösund Canoe Club.
Race fee is 350 Skr or 35 € per boat. You will be invoiced when registered. Send an e-mail email@example.com and indicate following:
Notice that start and finish are in different places. We will try to help anyone who wants a ride from Oxelösund to Arkösund. On race day you can leave one bag with gear for transportation to the finish line in Oxelösund.
- Arkösund Sköldvik Hostel
- Phone +46 125-20280, more info on www.svenskaturistforeningen.se
- Arkösunds Hotel
- Phone +46 125-20003, more info on www.arkosundshotell.se
- Oxelösund Poppeln Hostel
- Phone +46 155-33939, more info on www.poppeln.nu
- Stjärnholms Castle Hostel
- Phone +46 155-222700
How to get here…
You can fly direct to Östergötland via Munich in Germany, Amsterdam in Holland, Riga in Lettland and Copenhagen in Denmark. KLM/Air France flies to Linköping from Amsterdam every day of the week. Cimber Sterling in combination with Lufthansa flies to Norrköping from Munich almost every day of the week. There are flights from Copenhagen to both Norrköping with Cimber Sterling and to Linköping with Next Jet several times a week. From 1 april Air Baltic flies almost daily from Riga to Linköping.
E4 to Norrköping, then road 209 to Arkösund, 55 km.
For further information please contact:
- Erik Wildenstam +46 70 941 75 07
- Erik Wallgren +46 70 378 95 95
- Peter Ekström +46 73 555 20 86
Seamasters, Box 7008, S-600 07 Norrköping, Sweden