Wednesday, July 9, 2014

J/111 BLUR sailing videos update

J/111 Blur sailing videos (Stockholm, Sweden)-  Peter Gustafsson continues to output some awesome sailing videos of his J/111 BLUR racing in both double-handed as well as fully-crewed races in Scandinavian waters.  Here’s a recent one of them sailing the double-handed “Seapilot Two-star 2014”.  As described by Peter, “the shorthanded race from this weekend. Averaged 12.7 knots over 25 minutes and topped 18 with just the helmsman on deck. Great ride.”

Watch the Seapilot Two-Star 2014 sailing video here:

The sun starting to drop at 10:30 pm during Bohusracet. The Bohusracet is Sweden’s largest Doublehanded race with almost 200 boats starting. 170 miles of sailing through the beautiful archipelago of Bohuslän on the Swedish West coast. Starting Friday with 40 miles inshore, continuing through the night offshore and during sunrise going inshore again before finishing Saturday night keeps you awake and constantly concentrated.

Tactics, strategy, serious navigation and constant competition during thirty hours make this one of the greatest races you can find on earth.  Here is J/111 BLUR’s “Bohusracet 2014” sailing video:

For those of you that missed this epic video flying along at 20+ kts in the Faerder Race off Oslo, Norway, here’s their YouTube sailing video summary:

For the 140nm delivery of the two J/111’s DACAPO and BLUR to Oslo for the Faerder Race, both boats sailed in tandem in their self-proclaimed “J/111 Marstrand Oslo Challenge”- some great sailing video here:

And, earlier in the summer, they also competed in the GVA Marstrand Big Boat Race, here’s Peter’s YouTube sailing video of that experience:

Finally, here was a recap of the 2013 J/111 BLUR sailing season. Some clips from their season with the J/111 and some other boats. J/70 test, J/111 training at Marstrand (sailing +20 knots), Marstrand Big Boat Race, Bohusracet, J/88 test in Newport, Hermanö Runt, Tjörn Runt, and J/111 solo practice.