Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Askoy SF Tops Norwegian J/70 Sailing League II

J/70 Norwegian sailors (Larvik, Norway)- The Second Division in the Norwegian J/70 Sailing League is having incredibly tight, hard fought racing for the top of the leaderboard in their overall series.  This past weekend in Larvik, Norway, yet another gorgeous seaside town in the Norwegian archipelago, the outcome of the regatta produced a huge change-over of the top teams.

For starters, Risør SF looked strong with two straight wins in the 2nd division in the first two regattas in Oslo and Sadefjord.  However, this past weekend, Askøy SF won the event in Larvik and leapt into the overall lead for the Division 2 series by just one point!

J/70s sailing off NorwayIt was very even sailing during the weekend of racing in Larvik.  However, one team clearly distinguished themselves from the pack. Askøy SF won seven out of eleven flights to easily win the event.  Risør SF fought hard, but had to settle for a 6th place in Larvik, and thus dropped to 2nd place overall.

The fight behind Askøy SF was very close and nerve-racking. In the end, it was Bærum SF who took second place with 21 points and Bundefjord SF with 22 points to take third place.

As a result, the overall standings now sit with Askoy SF in first with 7 pts, Risor SF in second with 8 pts, Bundefjorden SF in third with 13 pts, Hurum Sf in 4th with 15 pts and Alesunds SF in 5th with 17 pts.  Follow the Norwegian J/70 Sailing League on Facebook  For more Norwegian J/70 Sailing League information Add to Flipboard Magazine.