3rd place in the Swedish Nationals!

The last week have been in Stockholm, we have both sailed and done psychical test. The team improved in the test which is good!

We have been racing in the KSSS OCR and the Swedish Nationals the last two days, We have been 8 49ers but started together with the FX with a totalt of 12 boats.
Tricky sailing and lots of tight racing can sum up the weekend, we did good and finished in 3rd place. Not far of from either second or first place. Congratulation to Carl/Hannes who won the regatta.
Thanks to KSSS who managed to do 12 races in two days, well done.IMG_4689

World Championship in Santander – over

It was a tough regatta for the team, we did good preparation and we were very excited to go out and race. Also to make our very best and to score a good place in the overall score in the regatta.

However, we failed.

Sailng is never easy and that is what makes sailing so fun. There is always room for improvement and we could make this post very long and talk about all the thing we did wrong, or at least not right.
Instead we want to tell you that we are very disappointed with results, and the regatta. We are proud to say that the team did a very good job trying to come back in every single race and didn’t give up even once during any race. We know what we can do and we are very, very excited to show you and everyone else. Until, trust us when we tell you that we will be back, stronger than every before.

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49er European championship is over

We made it back home after 12 days in Helsinki, we have had some really good racing and it felt good to be back racing against everyone after our 2 months training period.

We had good feeling before the regatta but we unfortunately had boat breakage, twice. We have learn from our misstakes and it won’t happen again.

The overall score isn’t what we hoped for, but we know that we have improved and we are sailing the boat faster and more accurate than every before.

The team will take two weeks off before we go back to sailing again, we can’t wait to go to Santander, ISAF worlds which is our next event.

Preperations for Europeans in Helsinki

After almost two months of training in sweden we are on our way to the next event. This time we take the ferry to Finland for participating in the 2014th Europeans. The will be a big event with over 80 49ers. This will be a good preparation before the isaf world championship in Santader, Spain in september.

We will race just outside Helsinki and will launch our boats from the city-side. The courses will be small and there will be tricky conditions, we have an open mind and won’t give up until the last race is done.

We will have a few days of training, do the last preparations and measure the boat before the racing starts on tuesday.

IMG_4509Our boats are ready to go!

SOK Youth challenge program

We are happy to announce that we are 2 of 10 youth sailors that has been accepted in the Swedish Olympic committee youth program.
We went to Stockholm (Bosön) for three days to do physical tests, get more information about the team and meet athletes (from other Olympic sports).

The program will continue until 2017 and prepare us for next level SOK’s top and talent program.

More information and an article at the Swedish federations website:
www.svensksegling.se

20140627-162723-59243933.jpgThe sailors in the youth program
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Hyeres World Cup Preperation

We are back in sailing mode since this week after an earned rest back home in Sweden. This is our first time in Hyeres and we have spent the last five days sailing in both light and heavy conditions, sometimes with flat water and sometimes a bit more wavy. 

We like it so far. As in the last World Cup (Palma), we are 80 49ers and close to 50 FX, trying to launch at an area that is 15m wide and 100m long is hard, especially when its windy. Will be interesting to we how the logistics with 130 trolleys will sort out.

However, we have a good feeling for the regatta and are excited to start the first race and make this last world cup for 2013/2014 the best so far for the team. We will probably have varied conditions and we are happy for what ever we get.

The racing starts on Monday and ends on Friday with medal race for the 10 first boats on Saturday.

Official regatta website: http://swc.ffvoile.com/

 

Palma Worldcup is over

After four days of good racing (one day was too windy, so no races that day), the regatta has come to an end. We had qualifications the first two days and we made it to silver fleet together with 27 other sailors including Olympic sailors, last year worlds medalists etc. The last three days had tricky condition and we manage that very good. 

We have taken som important steps during this regatta, which will be a huge different for future regattas. We know that we can do a better results and we will keep fighting to develop our sailing even more.

Next regatta is in Hyeres in two weeks. The team will have a few days of and will start the preparation next monday.