Tuesday, September 20, 2016

KNS Golden @ Norwegian Sailing League Final

Norway J/70 Sailing League action (Bergen, Norway)- Kongelig Norsk Seilforening (KNS) won the last Norwegian Regatta in Bergen last weekend (10-11 September) and in doing so took the overall league title for this season. Congratulations!! Åsgårdstrand Seilforening finished 2nd and Ran Seilforening placed 3rd in the overall ranking.

Going into the final Sunday of the Bergen Act IV, it was Åsgårdstrand that led the overall series score over KNS.  However, when Sunday's last race was complete, the KNS team had complete “flip-flopped” the finish order, not only winning the Bergen regatta by only one point but also taking the overall win in the process by one point!!

Norway J/70 Sailing League winners- KNSIt was Trondhjems Seilforening that proved to be the big spoiler for ASF’s aspirations to win the overall title.  By sailing fast and smart in the last 5 races in Bergen, they took second for the regatta, dropping ASF back into third place- the difference that shifted them out of contention for the overall series win! Bronze in the overall series went to Sunday to the RAN Sailing Club, fourth went to Arendals and fifth went to Trondhjems SF.

“This was very tight racing and NSF congratulates the three who secured medals in this first season of the yachting League. Well, actually, so we must all congratulate all the teams that participated in the first full round of yachting League in Norway!” says Espen Guttormsen, Secretary General of the NSF.  For more Norwegian J/70 Sailing League information