Friday, September 2, 2016

Moss SF Leads Norwegian J/70 Sailing League- Act III

J/70s in Norwegian Sailing League- Oslo and Stavanger (Stavanger, Norway)- Moss Seilforening went to the top in Sunday's Norwegian Seilsportsliga Division 2 match in Stavanger, Norway.  As a result, they have continued to extend their lead in the overall series with a 1-3-1 record.

The sailors were faced by broad range of conditions over the weekend.  Saturday was characterized by massive wind shifts, huge streaks and a refreshing downpour or two.  Conversely, Sunday was relatively quiet, streaky but steady breezes and a simply beautiful day!  As a result, the teams were treated to thirteen races each.

Top Norwegian women J/70 sailorThe Moss Seilforening crew managed to win 10 of 13 races, posting just one race below 2nd in the entire regatta.  In other words, it was a “runaway” for the MSF team!  The big battle was for the balance of the top five and the podium places.  Bergens SF managed to hang in there, winning four of their last five races to take the silver with 54 pts.  Third was Grimstad SF just two points back with 52 pts total.  Fourth was Handelshoyskolen BI with 50 pts and fifth place went to Asker SF with 46 points, mostly due to their last place in the final race.

The overall leaderboard sees Moss SF with a commanding lead for the series with 43 pts.  However, behind them it’s a wide-open field for the silver and bronze positions.  Currently, Asker SF is second with 36 pts due to their 2-4-4 record; Grimstad SF is third with 35 pts based on their 3-7-3 tally; and fourth is Oslo SF with 33 pts due to their scoreline of 6-1-8.  In this series, “snakes & ladders” seems to be the theme of the day!  Whomever can acquit themselves in the finale avoid massive mistakes and sail somewhat consistently might eventually land themselves on the podium!  Everyone will find out after sailing in Bergen at the next event from September 3rd to 4th.  For more Norwegian J/70 Sailing League information