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Old 19-08-2014, 04:33 PM   #1
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Smögen Poker Run 2014

Last weekend we had a fantastic time in Smögen (Swedish west coast) during SPR2014. First time for this event, and a massive 52 boats at a fantastic venue made this a very, very pleasant weekend. The guys have made a nice video summing up the event:

http://vimeo.com/103654750

The Nor Tech flew out from start at 140 knots +, but he chickened out when the first waves hit. A lot of nice boats, although we were not quite used to the poker run aspect of no racing - boys will be boys.
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great vid Looks you had a lot of fun
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Old 20-08-2014, 11:58 AM   #3
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Last weekend we had a fantastic time in Smögen (Swedish west coast) during SPR2014. First time for this event, and a massive 52 boats at a fantastic venue made this a very, very pleasant weekend. The guys have made a nice video summing up the event:

http://vimeo.com/103654750

The Nor Tech flew out from start at 140 knots +, but he chickened out when the first waves hit. A lot of nice boats, although we were not quite used to the poker run aspect of no racing - boys will be boys.
52 boats? Can't get that for a race which proves it's the way to go! The "very very pleasant weekend" says it all. Love the chopper shots, we will have to have that next time, great film.

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Old 20-08-2014, 04:29 PM   #4
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Have to agree with you, Mike. Managing to round up 52 boats the first time round is amazing. Smögen is perhaps the best party place along the scandinavian coasts, so I think this also benefits the event. No licenses, no unnecessary rules, and a lot of swedish girls can't hurt, either. But it must be said that it is in no way comparable to an out and out race - nothing compares to donning a helmet and going for it.

By the way, a short vid from onboard the Nor Tech before his balls ran out:
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A couple of weeks back this fantastic event was held for the second time. 80 boats (!!), 4+ meter waves and the splendid swedish coastline made this a very, very cool event. There are plenty of photos on their facebookpage - check https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sm%C3...796?fref=photo . And check out the onboard footage from the Cigarette 39 - they started last on one of the toughest legs, and came first across the line
https://video-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hv...32&oe=55DB1FAC
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