Published on July 4th, 2009 | by Peter Ekström0
Seamasters took place on 4:th of July in Arkösund on the Swedish east coast outside Norrköping. The weather conditions could have been better with more waves and wind, but it was sunny and warm and I think everybody had a great day at sea. The race was a 25 km long ocean race, open for surfskis, outriggers and sea kayak paddlers and it was held for the third year in a row.
The race started in the small village of Arkösund and the competitors paddled outside the archipelago in ocean conditions to finally finish at Femöre Huvud, a former top secret cold war fortress outside Oxelösund.
Tommy Karls won the race, and he was in the lead for the entire race actually! The only threat was Noah Hawk from USA who finished 2nd, more than 6 minutes after Karls and Per Lindén, last years silver medallist who finished 3rd.
Winner in the womens race was Eva Mauk from USA. She is born and raised in Sweden, but lives in Newport Beach, California since 1983. Jennie Blix finished 2nd and Kristin Larsson 3rd.
Respect to Erik Wallgren, Nomado Kayaks & Erik Wildenstam who organized Seamasters 2009 – you guys are the best!
More information about the race, results and pictures, visit www.seamasters.se
See you all at Seamasters 2010! Yeah!