The race will take place on open waters. Participants take part on their own risk and are expected to be able to reenter their ski in tough conditions. If an emergency situation occurs participants are expected to assist each other.
This year we try to improve safety by asking all participants to install and use the Webtracking app during the race (see instructions below).
The following safety equipment is mandatory:
PFD (Personal Floating Device) with a minimum buoyancy of 50N - must be worn
Appropriate paddling clothing - the water temperature will be approximately 14° C.
Leg leash - must be worn and fastened to the surfski.
Charged Smart phone in a waterproof case - must be functioning, attached to the PFD, have the 2 safety telephone numbers coded and the Webtracking app working.
Smoke flare attached to the PFD
In case of any failure in relation to the mandatory safety demands the participant will be disqualified.
A rescue boat will follow the race and rescue jetskis are ready along the coast. In need of aid you can call on the main rescue safety telephone number (if occupied the reserve safety number). Assisted participants will be brought directly to the nearest safety station or harbour. As far as possible with the ski. The race organiser and rescue teams do not take any responsibility for damage done to persons or equipment.
You need to have arranged for pick-up should you leave the race before finish (We can help with the surfski, but not participants). Also consider what clothing to wear/bring.
Participants under 18 have to be authorised by their parents.
At the info meeting before the race, more safety requirements can be demanded.
How to Install the webtrecking app
The Webtracking app kan be downloaded on iOS and Android smartphones from www.webtracking.se.
All participants will receive an ID-number to set the app. Payment for the use of the app during the race is included in your starting fee.
So far we have an instruction manual in swedish.. We are working on instructions in english.
How to follow or watch the race
Spectators can follow the race on www.webtracking.se. Either live or after the race.