Swedish Cruising Club is reputed to be the largest sailing club
in the world, and every year they publish a guide showing all the
possible guest marinas in Sweden.
Sweden has an organised system of guestharbours,
480 in all, and denoted by the Blue Sign with a gold anchor.
Some guestharbours are run by the local tourist authorities and
are only open in the season.
Every SXK member receives a copy of this book
and it is available from most marinas and some bookshops. Mostly,
it is free, although a few marinas charge about 120 SEK.
The book starts with an introduction in Swedish,
English, German and Finnish. Each introduction is accompanied by
a key to the harbour entries in the associated language.
The book is organised into 11 coastal areas,
stretching from the Finnish border in the north east, all round
the coast to Stromstad in the west. It also takes in the
Canals and the inland seas, such as Vanern.
Each area then starts with an area map,
showing the location of the guest harbours, and then a panel for
each harbour. The panels are in geographical order, and all are
in the same format. They list, among other things, the following: