EC Update February 7th
The accommodation at Fiskeboda is now full!
You have all shown a great interest and we have had a hard time to cope with
all mails. This means that we no longer can accept new bookings.
Based on all your requests we have distributed you all to the
available houses. There will be
- two Dutch houses, one bigger, one smaller
- one house for Estonians and Germans
- one house for Swedes and Russians
Finns and Poles stay elsewhere.
Please note that there is no wifi network at Fiskeboda.
If you need Internet you will have to use your mobiles or other method.
View over Fiskeboda 2005
Fiskeboda 2005 from air
EC Update February 3rd - Decision: Fiskeboda
We have good ice at Fiskeboda now. 15-16 cm hard black ice (Feb 2)
- GPS position: 59°10'45.3"N
- from Stockholm: 162 km/2 hours by car.
- from Malmö: 550 km/5,5 hours by car
- from Gothenburg: 320 km/3,5 hours by car
Around 75 beds are available at
Fiskeboda, 2, 3 or 4 beds per room. We
can offer a bed for the entire week (Saturday 11 - Saturday 18) for 275€. We
will try to meet your requirements on double rooms but cannot guarantee to
satsify every wish. The price includes bed linen, access to a kitchen and
house cleaning after the week. Please observe that there is only one option,
the full week for 275€, advance payment. In order to book one of the beds
you need to pay 275€ to our account in Skandiabanken (below) - first
come first served! There is no possibility to book
directly with Fiskeboda.
Pay Immedely AND send mail with proof of payment
IBAN:SE20 9150 0000 0915 0880 7444
Bank & address:
S-106 55 STOCKHOLM
that you have to book yourself:
- Katrineholm, several hotels
- Vingåker, 3 hotels
- Örebro, many hotels
we will serve a simple luncheon (soup or sausage) every day on the ice (or
at the depot dependning on conditions) at no extra cost for participants.
Bring your own cup and spoon, please!
There is no restaurant at
Fiskeboda anymore but there are at least three catering companies in
Katrineholm that delivers on order. You can also cook your own meals in the
common kitchen. And of course you can take the car to Katrineholm or
Vingåker to visit a local restaurant.
We plan to arrange one or two tune up races during Sunday.
Official Opening Sunday afternoon on ice.
See you on the ice
Sverker, Märta, Peder, Ulf, Hans, Fredrik and Tiina
+46 730 447 282
Klick on the photos from February 2,
Update January 28th
The conditions of our possible sites for the
Championships are as follows:
Not enough information
Good Ice, poor surface
Good Ice, good surface, some large cracks
Mälaren, Västerås - Björnö
Good Ice, good surface!
Mälaren, Västerås - Blacken
Poor ice, many small cracks
Good ice, good surface
Not enough information
Not enough information
The weather forecast is not so promising for ice
sailing. Next week will be warm with temperatures around 5 degrees plus
in daytime. We will be back with new reports next week!
Coming Friday, February 3rd, we will give the final
information on where we are to sail EC Monotype XV 2017.
Lake Fysingen January 28
Update January 20th
We are now 30 Monotypes on the EC starting line, and
there may be even more registrations...! Sadly, we have no participants from
Poland, let's hope they change their mind.
From now on we will continously update the status on the
sites most likely to be the place of the venue (see previous EC Update). As
we get closer to week 7 the number of possible sites will be reduced.
On - Friday the 3rd of February - in the evening we will
announce the final decision on where to sail. It gives you one week to
finalise your travelling plans. The information of the place of the
regatta will be published on this Facebook-page and on the official
(However, as all iceboaters know, no
decision is really final. If there are changes in weather or ice
conditions we may be forced to change the decision. Again, information
will be published on this Facebook-page and on the official homepage)
Have a nice week-end!
January 19, lake Fysingen
25 km north Stockholm
Update January 16th
There are now more than 25 Monotypes registrered for
the European Championship! The weather in Sweden is also colder and right
now the ice is getting thicker - let's hope it stays this way.
We are now looking on possible sites for the regatta. Sweden
is a long country, around 1600 km from Riksgränsen in the very north to
Smygehuk down south. There are many possible sites and we are currently
monitoring the developments in the following places:
North and South Dellen, Hudiksvall.
Large sailing areas, many possible depots.
Baltic outside Hudiksvall
Last year's venue took place here. Good depot close to the city.
A well known lake, approximately 200 km north of Stockholm
Mälaren outside Västerås
Good place for sailing, several possible areas
Another good site for ice boating, large areas.
Roxen is a large lake with excellent conditions.
Please note that we may end up in other sites
depending on ice and snow conditions. We will keep you all informed on
the progress during the coming weeks.
TG Kinberg preparing to sail on lake Fysingen, 11cm ice. Jan
Update January 13th
It is now only a month left until we will meet for the European Championship
in Monotype XV!
Please note that the registration fee of 150€ will be raised on January
the 15th = this weekend. If you are planning to come to Sweden and the
regatta, it is time to pay now. We will accept the lower fee if the money is
on our account latest Monday the 16th. That means you need to initiate the
payment today Friday. Next week the registration fee is raised to 190€.
Today we have received fourteen (14) Entry forms - out of which seven (7)
are dutch! We are of course expecting more participants, also from Holland.
It is still to early to decide where the championship will commence.
However, during next week we will present a handful of possible sites
for the venue. Stay tuned to this channel to learn more, next week. The
ice situation is not as good as one would hope for in mid January. Next
week shall be colder and let's hope !
On out international site there
is a brand new page with links to all possible sites of interest. Check
We have already taken contacts with some of you to have alternative
sites should there be no good ice in Sweden week 7. We welcome all ice
reports to build more knowledge on the ice situatiuon. Please be as
clear as possible on the thickness, the quality and the surface of the
ice. We will contact you if we weant to learn more!
Update December 20th
The winter has turned green again, and the ice we have in the
Stockholm area is no longer growing. At present we have no reports on ice
large enough to host a Europan Championship. We hope to have better news
after the Holidays.
To organize a large event as the European
Championships is a challenging task. There are invitations to be issued,
programs to be outlined, prizes to be bought, web sites to be updated and
phone calls to be made. All of us in the
organisation committee are now exhausted and we are very much looking
forward to Christmas and some days leave. ....
Please see the enclosed Christmas Card. We will be back after the New
The very first registrations for European Championships 2017
are now recieved! Please refer to the official web site for the
The ice situation is slowly improving. Many of the smaller
lakes around Stockholm now have good ice but larger lakes are still open.
Similar conditions are reported for middle of Sweden all the way west to
Oslo in Norway. In Finland there is plenty of ice in the southern part, also
on some larger lakes. There are no reports so far of ice
on the Baltic. (Mats Löfberg, do you know more?). The photo is from Stora
Värtan and Ranängen, too thin ....
Two Swedish Monotypes will sail coming weekend on lake
Fysingen, 30 km north of Stockholm. 11-13 cm hard ice is reported. We
hope to post photos a soon as possible.
Update December 9
The official invitation for EC 2017 is now
avialable on the homepage International Monotype-XV Ice Yacht Racing
Association. It has also been emailed to all Monotype email-addresses we
have access to. Please help us and distribute the Invitation to any Monotype
sailor who has not yet seen it!
In the area of
Stockholm we have thin (skateable) ice on smaller lakes but the weather is
shifting from a few minus to plus and back again. The winter and the
ice is better to the north. In Dalarna (Runn) and at Sandviken the ice is
growing. The picture is from Dalsland. In Finland good ice is reported
around Helsingfors and the same goes for Oslo in Norway. We are however
still waiting for a more permanent winter period.
Stay tuned on this channel and we will back with more
news and photos!