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Finnish J/70 Sailing League event 1 in Espoo

by J/Boats 21 Sep 18:39 BST 13-15 September 2019
Brando Seglare 1 lead Finnish J/70 Sailing League © Event Media

This past weekend, the Finnish J/70 Sailing League sailed their first of three events in Espoo, Finland for the twelve sailing clubs from across their cool Scandinavian nations. The regatta was blessed with a cross-section of weather, challenging the sailors from light to breezy conditions.

In the end, it was Brando Seglare 1's amazingly consistent performance that earned them their first well-deserved win. Their record was simply remarkable; nine firsts, eight seconds, and just two thirds to win with a total of just 32.5 points. Behind them, it was an all-out battle for the silver position on the podium.

With just six boats sailing each heat, there was lots of room for rapid losses and gains that are even more rapid. Feeling the heat of such roller-coaster racing were Nylandska Jaktklubben and Alandska Segelsallskapet 1 teams. The outcome of their titanic struggles was determined in their 20th and final heats!

Taking the silver by just one point was Nylandska Jaktklubben over Alandska Segelsallskapet 1.

More information at spv.fi/purjehdusliiga

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