Thursday, September 8, 2016

Lindqvist Is Swedish J/70 GRUNDIG CUP Champion!

J/70s sailing off Marstrand, Sweden (Marstrand, Sweden)- The fleet of twenty-seven boats that sailed in the first Swedish GRUNDIG CUP J/70 Championship could not have been more blessed, with simply amazing sailing conditions all weekend.  The regatta started off sublimely, with relatively flat waters and 6-10 kts winds J/70 Swedish Champions podiumto get everyone warmed up.  Then, after a big frontal passage off the North Sea, the host club- Marstrand Segelsallskap- were able to treat the enthusiastic fleet to races offshore in absolutely epic conditions- big seas, bright sunny weather and 15-25 kts winds!

Showing everyone their extensive experience in sprit sportboats, it was Team ROCAD led by Mikael Lindqvist that won the regatta, posting four 1sts in his six race series to win with just 6 pts net (throwing out a 2nd!).  Taking the big J/70 sailing off Marstrand, Sweden upwinddeuce was the Brother’s Lundqvist taking most of the remaining 2nd places for a total of 10 pts.  After the first two boats, it was pretty clear that most teams were getting the feel for racing J/70 in the widely varying conditions, most living through “snakes & ladders” scorelines.  As a result, securing third place was Mathias Hermansson with 23 pts, fourth was Magnus Tyreman with 45 pts and fifth place went to Peter Bergman with 48 pts. 

A big “Thank You” goes to the amazing photographs taken by Dan Ljungsvik and to the Nordic J/70 series sponsor- GRUNDIG Sail Cup!   Check out the Marstrand SSS Facebook link here   And, here is the J/70 Sweden Facebook page   For more Swedish J/70 Championship sailing information