Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Risor SF Leads Norwegian J/70 Sailing League

J/70 winners in Norway (Sandefjord, Norway)- There was a hard fight for the top of the leaderboard in Sandefjord this past weekend. But in the end, Bundefjorden SF had to be beat by Risør SF in the final race to win the regatta.  In the end, it was hard to overcome the formidable team from Risor, they also won in Oslo.  There were fourteen teams participating with a total of 42 races between the 15 teams.

The sailors in the 2nd Division in the Seilsports League got great weather for the weekend. A pretty and relatively stable breeze filled the Sandefjord both days, and it was perfect for tanning and for close and sunny sailing.

"It was windy or it simply disappeared in the last race, and luckily, it went our way," said a satisfied Morten Røisland, skipper from Risør SF.

Askøy Sailing Association took an honorable third place in the weekend's racing - only three points behind the second place. The home-team Sandefjord SF also sailed well to take fourth place.  Fifth position went to Alesunds SF.

After two regattas in the Norwegian J/70 Sailing League, Risør SF has a clear leadership with a 1-1 tally for 2 pts.  Askøy SF, is second with two 3rd places.  Meanwhile, to balance of the top five is up for grabs between the next few teams.  Bundefjorden SF took a jump in the standings up to third overall by virtue of an 8-2 record for 10 pts.  They are tied with Alesunds that have a 5-5 tally for ten points, but lose the tiebreak on countback.  Then Hurum SF is sitting in fifth place with a 2-9 for 11 pts after their disappointing weekend's performance.  More drama is sure to come with these teams in their upcoming events as they explore how to get off the proverbial monster roller-coaster scorelines!  Follow the Norwegian J/70 Sailing League on Facebook here  For more Norwegian J/70 Sailing League information Add to Flipboard Magazine.