Regatta Status: ✅
+ Update #1 | Jan 10th
A little more than a week until it's time to go racing, hopefully... We are still recovering from last week's snowfall which hit a large part of the country and forced us to cancel R3 & R4.
Fortunately the last couple of days with warmer weather and some rain have actually been exactly what we needed and it now looks like it's getting cold again. Perhaps perfect timing!
We are as always depending on a steady stream of new reports to make this event happen, all ice scouting is greatly appreciated. Please post your reports in the Facebook group or send an email to email@example.com. Thank you!
+ Update #2 | Jan 16th
If current weather forecasts are somewhat accurate we will be racing this weekend. Our first choice is to co-organize with the Class III yachts in Västerås and lake Mälaren but we have a few other options as well.
The plan is to announce the final decision on Wednesday.
+ Update #3 | Jan 18th
It's on! The regattas will be held on lake Mälaren in Västerås and launching site will be at Västerås Kanotförening (Björnövägen 79, Västerås).
As of today we have magnificent ice conditions with no observed cracks or dangers in the planned race area, only scarse snow drifts less than a cm thick.
The plan is as previously mentioned to co-organize with Class III, sailing every other race on the same course and helping one another run the event. The details will be explained during skippers meeting.
There are lots of accomodation options in Västerås. Race committee will stay at hotel "Scandic Västerås".
See you soon!
Västkustens Isjaktsällskap (West Coast Ice Yacht Association) is based in Gothenburg and runs the organized ice yachting for the whole west coast area.
It was founded in 1971 by ice yacht enthusiast Lennart Vedin. He was a driving force in VIS as well as the whole Swedish ice yacht community before he sadly passed away in the mid 80's. In memory of his efforts and achievements VIS set up the trophy "Vedins Minne", which is awarded to the winner of their annual DN regatta.