What gear do I need and how do I use it?
- You need one wetsuit, swim cap, hand paddles, floating devise between you legs, and swim goggles, shoes that drain fast. Mandatory for 2017 even pulling cord and bouey.
- Use hand paddles and get more efficiency, you won’t use your legs. It’s all about floating position when you swim, use floating devise between the legs the get a better position. Practice and save time by nailing the transitions in and out of the water, never stop moving when getting goggles, hand paddles and swim cap on. Help each other with a stretch cord; pull both when running and in the water swimming. Use of camelbak is not necessary in this race, you have plenty of Energy zones along the course and you can drink the seawater if needed. (not recommended) Tie your shoes leases and stow them properly. Use light weight shoes with a full grip soles.
How cold is the water?
The water temperature is between 15-20 degrees Celsius.
200 teams, is that all teams, mixed, men and women all together?
Yes, we have 200 spots all together.
What is the typical air temperature on the High Coast in July?
The air temperature can vary between 15-25 degrees Celsius.
Is it possible for spectators to follow the race?
It is easy to follow this race, a lot of the course run through easy anccess terrain or along gravel roads. If you have your own boat you travel easy between the islands (Be aware of swimmers in the water). At the start finish area at Gullvik Havsbad you can follow the race through live update screens. Race organization will also supply with spectator friendly spots in a race program.