This is the third edition of the Midsummer Solo Challenge. It’s something out of the ordinary for those who want to sail 120+ nm solo in one of the worlds most beautiful (and challenging) archipelagoes.
This at a time of year when the nights are warm and the sun barely sets (the photo above is from just before midnight).
Come with any boat you want. No ratings. No difficult rules. You just have to know how long it is. And have some basic safety equipment.
Show up. Your fellow skippers will help you when you get to Marstrand.
Meet all the other skippers at dinner Thursday evening. It’s included. We’ll go through the starts and anything else you need to know.
Get some sleep.
Enjoy the challenge.
Finish before 12.00 Sunday. Get your finisher polo. Grab a beer. Share stories with your fellow skippers.
June 11th, Thursday afternoon, launch, get-together in Marstrand, dinner
June 12th, Friday, starts during the day (small boats first)
June 13th, Saturday, finishes during the day, party
June 14th, Sunday, wrap-up
The course is around 123 nm. Just four marks, all port roundings. Couldn't be easier.