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F-18 Raid World Championship 2022 at Saltsjöbaden, Sweden - Day 2

by KSSS Club 18 Aug 2022 23:02 BST 15-21 August 2022
F-18 Raid World Championship 2022 at Saltsjöbaden- Day 2 © KSSS

A day of sun, fair winds, warm waves and hard rocks.

The start of the sailing on the was postponed due to prognosis of light winds. And the teams could have a soft wake up in the morning. The start was set to 11 o'clock and by then there was warm weather and a steady breeze at about 6 to 10 knots. The wind came from Northeast and it became a long upwind to Sandhamn. What also came in was fog.

Despite the sometimes bad visibility it turned out to be a day of a tactical game. Where it really paid off to find the right shifts. And Belgian team Patrick Demesmaeke and Olivier Gagliani won both races. But they are not on top of the podium.

After four races Swedish team Jakob Lundqvist and Rasmus Rosengren are number one, second is Australians Brett Burvill and Bailey Skewes and on third Patrick Demesmaeke and Olivier Gagliani from Belgium. The difference however, between the three teams are just two points.

Tomorrow promise to be a highlight of the F18 Raid World Championships. The race will criss-cross through the spectacular outer archipelago in three races, with more downwind than we have had up till know. Stay tuned.

Full results available here.

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