Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Cape Crow YC Leading J/70 Swedish Sailing League

J/70 sailing Swedish Sailing League (Malmo, Sweden)- Series leader Crow Cape Yacht Club from Gothenburg retained the lead in the Swedish J/70 Sailing League after winning Act III in Malmö this past weekend; they finished only two points ahead of the KSSS- the Royal Swedish Yacht Club from Stockholm. Third was Ekolns Sailing Club from Uppsala.

Sailing in their fleet of six identically matched J/70s, eighteen clubs sailed in Malmo, completing 14 races for each club over the three-day weekend. Cape Crow YC won nine of their 14 races and had only one race outside the top three! For the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, they also had nine wins in their scoreline, but were two points back from the Gothenburg team.

Swedish J/70 Sailing League- winners podium“We are very smooth, except at the end when there was a little bit of shakiness by our team in the last race. But, it is important to not have any bad races. The key is to not to be overly aggressive when it comes to tactical choices and maneuvers,” said the winning team from Hönö.  The CCYC crew consisted of Patrik Sturesson, Herman Andersson, Erik Malmberg, Måns Holmberg and Lovisa Karlsson.

Conditions have varied greatly over the weekend. But overall, Malmö had spectator-friendly sailing in winds from 4 m/s up to puffs of 10 m/s. There were times when the weather ranged from brilliant sunshine to pouring rain, so conditions were extremely challenging for all of the teams.

As a result of the standings from Act III in Malmo, the overall series leader continues to be Cape Crow YC with a 2nd in Motala, a 1st in Ekero and 1st in Malmo for grand total of 4 pts.  Holding on to a comfortable second place is KSSS with a 3-2-2 in those events for 7 pts.  Third overall in the series is Ekolns Segelklubb with a 4-6-3 for 13 pts.

The fourth and final race of the Swedish Sailing League takes place in Gothenburg from September 2nd to 4th.  Will the Cape Crow team continue their winning ways, or will they stumble and give it all away to KSSS?  Or, will the Ekolns crew step-up their game and finally win an event?  Follow along in two weeks time to find out with live SAP Tracking!   For more Swedish J/70 Sailing League information