the raiders

The Archipelago Raid is a long distance F18 event starting and finishing in Salstjobadn, Stockholm. 4 days of high speed navigation and trying to pick the best route through the many rocks many lying just below the surface. Several dagger boards suffered this year and one boat cracked cases so had to be left behind.
It’s a balance of nerves as you head into a mine field of very solid obstructions. We didn’t hit any but maybe that was because we were sailing a first generation Nacra Infusion with shorter boards. Photos by Malcolm Hanes. – Anarchist Neil Young.