A DIFFERENT RAID
The weather forecasts were for lots of wind and rain during the Raid weekend. Cancellations started pouring in. We decided not to race and wait for the weahter to improve during the weekend. Maybe to sail on Sunday.
Friday started dry and sunny and ended with pouring rain. The weather forecast for Saturday looked OK, so we decided to sail as a group on Saturday at 0800 hours. And so it happened. We had a great weekend. See full report here..
Open for all types of craft. Sail canoes, SUPs, catamarans, sail and oar boats, no engines allowed. Shallow draft boats are at an advantage. Be ready to make the course on muscle and wind power. Be ready to row upwind through small creeks. Be ready for waves and wind. Would it not be interesting, to see how all these boats fare?
There will be six boxes on the edges of the Lauwersmeer. They contain a logbook, and a prize, you choose your own route, and how challenging you want to make this. Up to you.
Lauwerszee can be a dangerous place. At the lee shore in big winds quite substantial waves can build up.
Due to the central location of start and finish you may stop when you are getting too tired.
There may be a rib available for rescue but you should think of your own safety at all times.
If you are not sure about safety, your equipment or necessary precautions, please ask.
Download the 2019 racepack for more information about the Raid Extreme.