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04 JUL 2016 08:05
Läs om den amerikanska kustroddaren Carl-Henry Piel, som just nu är drygt halvvägs på sitt roddäventyr genom Sverige.
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Carl-Henry Piel har som mål att ro Göteborg – Stockholm. Han startade sin kustroddtur på midsommarafton kl 06.00 från Göteborg, nådde Kungälv 2 timmar senare och Claes Hugosson mötte upp i sin kustroddbåt på vägen. Kul! Carl-Henry är nu på väg genom Göta Kanal från Sjötorp och slutdestination är Djurgården i Stockholm första veckan i juli. Förhoppningsvis möter några från Stockholmsklubbarna upp, kanske någon från Hammarby. Ulf Ender, Djursholms Kustroddklubb tar troligtvis emot honom vid ankomst till Djurgården.



” Carl-Henry Piel, Göteborg-Stockholm Rowing tour 23 nd june-7th july2016 He is an avid coastal rower, and the American son of a strong Swedish woman,.  Over the last few years, he have been rowing and competing in a number of events in the Gulf of Maine, Cape Ann in Massachusetts and Long Island Sound, and training on the Great Bay near his home in Durham, New Hampshire.  

After he have had  visited Sweden several times over the years, most recently 2 years ago to taking his elderly mother back to visit her siblings in Malmö and Borensberg.  On that trip, driving along Vättern and parts of the Göta Canal, he conceived the idea of rowing across Sweden, connecting the “Crown Cities” of Malmö, Göteborg, and Stockholm, a distance of some 1000 km.  The general plan would be to row an average of 50 km per day of two weeks, starting in late May to take advantage of the long hours of day-light, and before too many of our countrymen get into their boats on the canal.”

Göta Canal Row Draft Itinerary


Mon, June 20

Depart Boston for Copenhagen


Tue, June 21

Arrive Copenhagen 0600; pick up rental car, drive to Göteborg to look for the launch point, and to the first locks in Lilla Edet to check out locations for exiting and reentering the river.  Overnight in Göteborg.


Wed, June 22

Drive to Hälsingborg to meet Mats Leo, configure the boat and take it for a trial row, load it on the car and return to Malmö in the evening.


Thur, June 23

Pick up my wife and her friend at 6:00 at Kastrup, drive to Göteborg


Fri, June 24

Start the row up the Göta Älv, targeting Lilla Edet for the overnight.  Mid-day break at Kungälv.  If can’t make Lilla Edet, Lödöse is at 40 km upriver from Göteborg.

40-50 km

Sat, June 25

Continue on the Göta Älv, and I hope, arrive at Vänersborg in the evening.

40-50 km

Sun, June 26

Cross Vänern to Läckö Slott; will stay either there or in a town at the southern end of the peninsula (mid-day break at Svalnäs beach)

70 km

Mon, June 27

Finish the crossing of Vänern to Sjötorp (mid-day break at Mariestad)

45 km

Tue, June 28

Sjötorp to Karlsborg (mid-day break somewhere on Viken)

65 km

Wed, June 29

Karlsborg to Borensberg– midday break in Vadstena

60 km

Thur, June 30

Borensberg to Söderköping (breaks at Berg at the Carl Johans locks (20 km and Norsholm (40 km)

65 km

Fri, July 1

Söderköping to Oxelösund (mid-day stop at Arkösund (40 km))

65 km

Sat, July 2

Oxelösund to Nynäshamn (mid-day stop at Trosa (40 km))

80 km

Sun, July 3

Nynäshamn to  Stockholm (mid-day stop at Dalarö (35 km))

75 km


Total Distance Rowed:

615 km

My objective is to complete the row by July 8th, so this leaves 5 additional days for bad weather or rest. 

Skribent: Anton Vallgren
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