Saturday, February 9, 2013

Scandinavian Sailboat Shows Starring- J/70!

J/70 sailing Marstrand, Sweden(Marstrand, Sweden)- Like a shooting star whistling across the Northern Lights on a crystal clear, deep black night in the Arctic Circle (where you can see stars across the horizon nearly 180 degrees!), the J/70 has stirred tremendous passion amongst the sailing cognoscenti in Scandinavia.

Recently, Peter Johansson from Marstrand Yachts in Sweden reported that "our first three J/70’s just arrived, we launched one boat and test sailed yesterday in -4 degrees Celsius. This coming weekend we have eighteen people booked for test sailings in the freezing winter weather. There is a lot of action right now around the J/70, many prospects coming in every week."  One of those "ice-pumping-in-their-veins" Vikings happened to be Peter Gustafsson who went for a spin with the famous offshore BLUR SAILING Team (, seen pictured here off gorgeous, sunny Marstrand!

For those sailors looking to get a taste of great food, amazing camaraderie and catching up with fellow sailors over some kirsch, cheese fondue and fine wine, you might consider taking a visit to one of the three up-coming Stockholm, Sweden archipelagosailboat shows in Scandinavia that features the J/70- Gothenburg, Stockholm, and Oslo.  Here are the dates for these events:
Gothenburg Sailboat Show- 2-10/February   
Stockholm Sailboat Show- 2-10/March
Oslo International Sailboat Show- 13-17/March