I have uploaded some more photos from Paddelvarvet 2011. The first half marathon kayak race in Göteborg. I was to lazy to paddle but I enjoyed watching others struggle in the channels.
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Göteborgsvarvet, the world’s biggest half marathon, took place today in Göteborg. Approx 75,000 runners will participate in one of the races during the GöteborgsVarvet weekend 20-22 of May 2011. Today was also the first time the newly instituted paddling race Paddelvarvet took place. The Paddelvarvet is not as big as the Göteborgsvarvet. About 30-40 participants struggled for 21 km in Göteborg Harbour and channels.
The paddlers are crossing the Göta Älv to do the first leg in the Channels.
One paddler passing the fish market Feskekôrka
The winner? Jens Thorild paddling the channels for the second time and is in leading position.
Some parts of the race is really nice
Paddling in the city center
Paddan is the tourist trap. Why go by motor boat when you can use a kayak!
Mostly Sea Kayaks but also some surfskis. Here is an Epic V10 L.
Next to the Garden Society of Gothenburg
A pleased kayaker in the first race!
The course is passing the central station as well.
Two of the paddlers were not in a hurry. They stopped and chatted with friends at city hall.
And for those who didnt felt that 21 km in a kayak was enough. There was some time to recharge the batteries and jump into your running shoes. I took some photos from the Goteborgsvarvet as well.
Results: Top 3
Stockenträffen at Orust was, as always, a very pleasant event. I haven’t heard any numbers but I guess the number of participants was about 200. The weather was quite good. Sunny and just a light breeze.
Besides good paddling and opportunities to meet lots of fun kayakers there was arranged paddling trips and different courses. Courses was held by Björn Thomasson. We went to the light house at Måseskär and some circumnavigated the island of Härmanö. On Saturday night was the traditional dinner at the Tofta Gård. Bengt Rodin showed his photos and talked about the kayaking trips he has done in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
The Kayak Association of Tjörn, arranged trips both days.
Björn Thomasson held courses in paddling technique and rolling technique.
Some had a looong lunch break
CJ and Marie raced against this old beautiful ship
Åsa, who joined us at the trip to the High Coast a couple of weeks ago, is getting ready for a shorter trip!
Video clip from Stockenträffen
We have had an excellent week kayaking at the High Coast in Sweden. It was better than I expected! 🙂 During the week I have filmed and taken some photos with my iPhone 4. It resulted in the movie “Kayaking at the High Coast”. I did all the editing on the iPhone 4 on the way back home to Göteborg. Enjoy the movie in HD.
Kayaking at the High Coast