What gear do I need and how do I use it?
- You need one wetsuit, swim cap, hand paddles, floating device between you legs, and swim goggles, and shoes that drain fast. Except from the wet suit that is mandatory you also must have a whistles attached to the wet suit and "Försvarets" first aid kit, big version. (Blood compressor). In Experience Solo you also must have a light inflatable bouey attached on the swim sections for safety reasons.
- Use hand paddles to get more efficiency, you won't use your legs. It's all about floating position when you swim; use floating device between the legs to 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 shoe lashes and stow them properly. Use light weight shoes with full grip soles
How cold is the water?
The water temperature is between 15-18 degrees Celsius. (but you have to be aware of that the weather and temperatures can change)
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 quite easy to follow this race, a lot of the course run through easy accessible terrain or along gravel roads. If you have your own boat you travel easy along the course (Be aware of swimmers in the water). The Race will also be easy to follow on the website with live updates directly from the racecourse.