ÅF Offshore Race 2013 inaugurated!
2013-06-27 - ÅF Offshore Race
To the tune of Taube Staffan Salén of KSSS stepped onstage in a crowded Batteriparken to officially open ÅF Offshore Race 2013. Staffan could say that this year started good, really good.
Exactly as many boats as berths are notified - 300. Staffan also took the opportunity to send a sentimental homage to two sailing giants who passed away since the last race - Magnus "Mange" Olsson and Peter Norlin.
Title sponsor ÅF's CEO Jonas Wiström told the background as to why ÅF entered the race - sailing represents many of the values ÅF stands for: environment and sustainability. But through cooperation with KSSS, ÅF may also showcase their potential to new employees and customers.
Finally as the mayor of Stockholm, Sten Nordin told the crowd why the city was committed to its engagement with ÅFOR, the inauguration salute could be heard over the heads of sailors and visitors.
And so it begins...