Sunday, September 15, 2019

MOSS Tops Norwegian J/70 League @ Trondhjems

J/70s sailing off Norway
Åsgårdstrand Seilforening Crowned Season Champion
(Trondhjems, Norway)- Fifteen teams participated in the 2019 Norwegian J/70 Sailing League, with the season ending finale taking place in Trondhjems, Norway. The first three events took place in Oslo, Hanko, and Arendal. Trondhjems Sailing Association hosted the finale.

The Bordal J/70 sailing family
Trondhjems Winners- the Bordal family of Per Christian, Marie, Herman, and Henrik sailing for Moss Seilforening.

Åsgårdstrand Seilforening managed to survive the fourth and final regatta of the 2019 Norwegian J/70 Sailing League to take the overall title. It was a close battle in the finale, as Åsgårdstrand could not finish worse than 4th, with Tønsberg Seilforening winning the event, as they would lose the tie-breaker based on first places.

By winning the last race, Åsgårdstrand secured fourth place for the regatta and the season championship. Tønsberg ended up in third place for the regatta and, consequently, earned the silver overall. Then, BI Athletics Seiling finished 5th in the regatta, taking third overall.

J/70 women sailors in Norway
Family teams stole the show
However, another team stole the show in Trondheim. For Moss Seilforening, four Bordal family members represented the club- father Per Christian Bordal, Secretary General of the Norwegian Sailing Association, and his children Marie, Henrik and Herman Bordal. Most importantly, they sailed “lights out” for the entire event, handily winning the regatta against all the top sailing clubs and world-class talent in Norway.

“It was beyond all expectations, and we probably didn't think twice about it. It went so well for us! We just tried to make it as easy as possible and sail our own races. Marie skippered, Henrik was trimming and Herman was mainsheet/ tactician. The only thing I did was manage,” laughed Per Christian Bordal.

And, keeping it simple is often the best. Because, by winning the final event, Moss Seilforening qualified for the elite series again in 2020.

“Trondhjems Sailing Association was a great host for the final round of the sailing sports league. It was sunny and demanding wind conditions, we got many flights, and there were many people and a lot that happened on land in connection with the event. Among other things, "Passion for Ocean" had its big festival for the first time in Trondheim in our immediate vicinity. So, I think it was a nice ending to this year's league season,” commented Magnus Hedemark of SailLogic, the organization managing the league. For more Norwegian J/70 Sailing League information Add to Flipboard Magazine.