During the last weekend, 9 – 11 of August, the International Swedish Starboat Championship took place at Baggensfjärden outside Saltsjöbaden.
Winner of the entire regatta and International Swedish Champion is Tom Löfstedt together with his crew Edoardo Natucci from Italy!
Swedish Starboat Champion in accordance with the Swedish Sailing Federations new rules was Calle Schröder together with Henrik Glimstedt. They are also invited to sail this year’s Mästarnas mästare, second was Erik Dahlén with David Nogén and in third place Lars Edwall with Christian Finsgård.
Read Danny Cayard´s summery from the whole weekend:
Swedish Championship 2019
This year’s Swedish Championship was held again on Baggensfjärden in Stockholm, which served as a great tune up for next year’s SSL Lake Grand Slam hosted by SSL Training Center and Sune Carlsson Båtvarv.
We had a great fleet of 21 boats with the likes of Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy, Thomas Allart/Erik Veldhuizen among a few others coming in from other countries to participate in the open regatta. Once again Sune Carlsson sailing with Benny Nilsson was out there to challenge all of us each day and putting up quite the fight for most of us. It is so spectacular to be sharing the race course with a legend like him.
Over the three day event we had varying wind conditions and directions testing everyone’s mental toughness to decipher the always difficult Baggen.
The podium was closely fought over the entire weekend between local sailors Tom Löfstedt with Edoardo Natucci, and visitors Merkelbach/Koy, Allart/Veldhuizen. Eventually L=C3=B6fstedt/Natucci were able to grab hold of the overall lead after the second day. After the final the races on the last day in shifty conditions it was the local skipper who was able to take the overall regatta win.
However, this being the Swedish Championship, both members of the yacht needed to be living in Sweden to take the title of being Swedish Champion. That honor goes to the always fast combination of Calle Schröder sailing with Henrik Glimstedt.
As always the hosts put on a great event providing great food and a great atmosphere. A huge applause goes out to them and all of their efforts. Things are certainly going to be great next summer for the SSL Lake Grand Slam!
Nu är 2019 års seglingsprogram spikat.
Rasta Star Fleet kommer åter arrangera SM på Baggen.
Favorit i repris!!
Forsbergs Minne kommer att ha ett upplägg mera i format av träningskappsegling och ersätter därmed onsdagsträningarna. Mer info närmare säsong.
Bier, sauerkraut, bratwurst och mingel på lördagens aftersail hos Sune Carlsson Båtvarv!
Läs Danny Cayard’s krönika om helgens seglingar!
We had two days of cold and wind for the last regatta of the season here in the North. We had winds in between 15-20 with some gusts getting into the upper 20’s. This made for some challenging racing and made sure that everyone was on their toes to look out for some large gusts and the shifts on beautiful Baggensfjärden.
Max Salminen and Johan Tillander bested everyone to take the win with 5 wins out of 6 races. Henrik Järhov sailing with Bent Pedersen took second and the podium was completed with Jesper Stålheim and Henrik Glimstedt crewing. Max and Johan will take this event as a good reference and some more training I am sure the represent the 10th district well in the Bahamas on December for the SSL Finals. Good luck!
As always I would like to say how great the hospitality at Sune Carlsson’s Båtvarv is and every event is always one to look forward to! Thank you to the entire Carlsson family for continuing to host the great Star events. This time we were fortunate enough to enjoy some beer and sausages in the spirit of Oktoberfest.
Intresserad? Kontakta Lars Edwall, 070-820 89 81.
Last weekend we sailed the Black Cat and the Swedish fleets GP 1.
Hosted by Varbergs Segelsällskap.
Varbergs Segelsällskap together with Kattegat Star Fleet arranged
this weekend at an absolut top level.
Saturday almost lack of wind but at last one race was completed.
Stefan Myrälf with Magnus Myrälf won.
Sunday better wind from south about 4-6 m/s and three races were completed.
SWE 8108 with Erik Dahlén and David Nogén won the Black Cat with
Den 7647 Stefan Myrälf and Magnus Myrälf as second.
Den 8428 Frank Berg with Peter Orsted came third.
Full results will can be found at http://www.vss.org.se/Kappsegling/Kappsegling/Kappseglingnyheter/blackcatstarbatdag2
Yesterday 1:th of May became a very nice, warm and sunny day. Before ceremony preparing the boats for the first trainingday, and after that gun and hoisting the ISCYRA flag together with the SSL flags.
Then barbecuce, snacks and drinks!
Thank you all for coming!!
Image: Leffe preparing his boat!