SOLSIDAN IS IN THE LEAD
2012-07-02 - ÅF Offshore Race
Solsidan, with Magnus Woxén as skipper, now leads the ÅF Offshore Race.
Just outside the city of Visby the boat early this morning passed S / Y Maskinen and took the lead.
Now, just before 9:00, they lead with two distance before the Maskinen, and five distance before Blueprint.
“Right now it goes really fast. Now 18 knots, but the wind calms down a bit,” says Magnus Woxén.
Under the current forecast planning Solsidan are to round Alma, at about 16.00. The finish line at Skanskobb lies about one hour after Alma.
In the midst of the interview with Woxén he meets Karma, who races in the Classic class.
“Hey,” shouts Woxén, “they are still water-combed.”
In SRS B, Blueprint had a good sailing during the night between Sunday and Monday. So had also Blå's who’s leading the class at the Visby rounding.
Just before 08 o'clock on Monday morning Blueprint passed outside the city of Visby in ten knots. On the blog, they write, "spinakker up, the sun is shining and breakfast in Visby at eight. It's gold."
Blueprint, a First 40.7 from Upplands-Väsby sailing in the SRS B with a crew of seven - including four with the Hamrin surname.
Blå's, a Luffe 40 with home port in Sigtuna and Peter Ohlsén as skipper reported, however, first past the Visby. Blue's is a 15 year old Danish fast sailor.
The weather forecast for Monday promises southwest or west growing to 7-11 m / s, in the night 2-6 m / s.
Five boats have broken. One report seasickness, another material problems. Shakira, a Dehler 36, ran aground off Faro and was forced to rebut. The skipper, Christer Cederblad, reported no injuries on board and they do not really have damaged the boat. They are now heading back to Sandhamn by machine.