Steady southerly winds, mild October weather and a fantastic group of paddlers; the SUP-class could hardly get a better introduction to the King and Queen of the Fjord! Andreas Svensson is the King of SUP!
A huge thanks to Emma Levemyr who is the creator of this event. And applause to all the people around that make a race like this working; Surfskjulet with Martin Lannér, Brabåt and not the least all the volunteers! Many thumbs up to 102 SUP and SURF and Göran Sivertsson who assisted with his surf-mobile that swallowed nearly the entire starting field of SUP, and as many thumbs up to Crosswater who contributed with number vests.
1. ANDREAS SVENSSON / 54:00 / KING
2. ALLAN RÖRBY / 59:07
3. CHRISTIAN DIETZ / 1.01:04
4. GÖRAN SIVERTSSON / 1.01:33
5. SVEN WESLEY / 1.02:00
6. URBAN ÅKESSON / 1.02:22
7. MIKAEL LYGNER / 1.07:52
8. NICLAES JOHANSSON / 1.13:00
9. EDDIE BLOMÉN NILSSON / 1.16:00
(Unfortunately we had no female participants in the SUP-class this year and could not crown the queen of the fjord. We hope to see as many women as men next year!)
As co-host, and responsible for the introduction of SUP in this event, I had no time and calm to focus on participation in the race. So I chose to lend out my board to the windsurfing-King of Stenudden; Mikael Lygner. First time on a race-SUP for Mikael, not the last I hope!