|THE HENLEY WHALERS - SWEDISH TRIP - August 9th to 17th 2003|
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Transcription of the email from Charles Henri le Moing
Last News Discovery Raid in Sweden
To the "veterans"
Following our email of December 14th and your numerous answers to this note, here are the last news.
are coming back from Sweden where our reconnaissance escaped
just in time the growing ice and where we have arranged a
sail and oars raid to take place from August 9th to August
For the first year in 2003, it will be a discovery raid with a limited number of boats. We would like to give a preference for participating to competitors whom we know well from our previous raids in Portugal and ScotlandS we mean good sailors with seaworthy boats able to cope with some short "offshore" passages between the islands.
course has not yet been finalized as there are so many exciting
possibilities. There should be a starting point in a little
fishing harbour (cod, herrings and eels) at the west end of
the course, and an arrival in the historic harbour and naval
city of Karlskrona built by King Karl XI as a navy base at
the end of the 17th century and still preserved in its original
Concerning financial conditions there will be as in the other raids an entry fee per boat and a contribution to accommodation expenses with also possibilities for self sufficiency and camping.
If you are interested to take part let us know quickly in order that we may send you in priority an application form with full information before the general info to be sent to all listed sailors.
Charles Henri le Moing, Jochen Krauth
ALBACORE B.P.2 - 56400 LE BONO - FRANCE - tel +33 2 97 57
94 00 - fax +33 2 97 57 85 55
ARCHIPELAGO RAID -9 -17 August 2003
The Info sheet n░5bis has been removed at the request of Charles Henri.
Crew may get a copy from The Skipper or from the Webmaster
EXTERNAL LINKS about the Blenkinge region & Getting there
weblinks for the Swedish trip - Mainly
Weather Statistics for Blekinge region
precipitation in August is 41 mm and temperature is 15,6 deg
C. At SMHI station Han÷.
surface temperatures in August: Hano and off Karlskrona: In
the beginning and middle of August 15.6-15.9 degrees C At
the end 15.0.