Rules Organizers

Organizers Sweden Surfski Open

Race Course

SS1: 16-25 km. We recommend around 20 km. The course shall be at least 80% on open sea. The race course shall be a downwind* course as much as possible.

SS2, U18 and Fun Race: Recommended distance: 10-15km. Three courses alowed: Triangular, downwind and "lifesaving". Triangular course is recommended if the paddlers are young and/or inexperienced. The organizer shall aim for at least 60% downwind*. Fun Race are optional to arrange. Sponsors will be able to rent out surfskis for these events.

*waves from behind or angeled, 0-approx. 70 degrees.

Boat Numbers

Surfski Open and our sponsors supply the organizer with boatnumbers. Paddlers use the same number the whole year.

Transport to start/finnish

The organizer shall offer transport of boats and paddlers to start or if better to the finnish. If the amount of participants is under 20 its ok not to offer bus transport.


Sweden Surfski Open shall apply a two-day wind window to increase the chance of having good surfski conditions. The SS1 competition shall be held on the best of the two days within the window and where the second day is used for SS2/U19/Fun Race and/or surf life saving competitions. The day with the best wind/wave prediction shall be chosen and announced for SS1 no later than 12:00 the day before the first race day. All races shall have a planned finish time/last paddler finish two hours before sunset.

Skippers Meeting: At the end of the skipper’s meeting the start time (in hours and minutes) shall be announced, which shall be minimum 1 hour from the end of the meeting. The start can be changed with short notice in place and time for safety reasons. Skippers meeting shall be held at the starting point preferably.


Safety boats

The organizer shall ensure that there are the right number of boats in relation to the weather / conditions and the number of participants to conduct the event in a safe manner.


The organizer shall allways arrange and give result in SS1 men / woman. SS1 and SS2/Fun Race race shall be arranged separate days. U19 can be arranged with SS2, Fun Race shall have a shorter track 10-15 km if it goes with SS1. The FunRace is not a competition. With less than three woman/men participants in U19 and SS50 its possible to merge woman and men class. Mandatory classes is SS1 woman/male and one ore more class of SS2, SS50, Fun Race and U18 is optional.

Results provide organizer with a Excel file for result. The Excel file shall be e-mailed to surfski-open latest 4 hour after last paddler crossed the finnish line. The organizer shall also send the result, a photo free to use and a few words about the competition to local press and following:,

The organizers shall supply the Surfski Open with resultlist not later than 4 hours after the finnish. The results shall be filled in in the xcell below.
Resultreport Surfski Open 2018. Send to

Award ceremony

Organizer shall provide a award ceremony that is worthy for the competition.



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