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Åländska Segelsällskapet Team crowned SAILING Champions League winners

by J/Boats 5 Aug 2023 14:32 BST 22-25 July 2023
SAILING Champions League finals in Travemünde © SAILING Champions League / Sailing Energy

The SAILING Champions League finals reached an exciting climax in Travemünde, offering four days of intense racing. The prestigious event, which took place from July 22 to July 25, 2023, saw the best thirty-six sailing teams from around the world compete for the coveted title.

Ten nations were represented amongst the sailing teams, including Australia, Austria, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, France, Germany, and Denmark.

During the event, a total of 15 flights were sailed, demonstrating the skill and determination of the participating teams. After the intense preliminary rounds, the top four teams, Åländska Segelsällskapet, Segel- und Motorboot Club Überlingen, Yacht Club Gdansk, and Berliner Yacht Club, moved on to the highly anticipated Final Four on the Travemunde waters.

The Final Four offered exciting racing as each team battled for the win. Travemünde Week spectators got to see a spectacular show as teams battled head-to-head for the title. The competition was fierce, with only a few points separating the frontrunners.

Last year they came out in second place, this year Åländska Segelsällskapet emerged as winners and secured the coveted title of SAILING Champions League Final 2023. Their exceptional skills and strategic maneuvers took them to the top of the leaderboard and earned them the well-deserved SAILING Champions winner title. The balance of the podium included the German team Segel-und Motorboot Club Überlingen in second place and third place went to the Polish club- Yacht Club Gdansk.

"The races have never been as close as this year. We had many very close start situations, you could observe that every centimeter was fought for," said Oliver Schwall. "Congratulations to the Åländska Segelsällskapet and all participating teams for their remarkable performances."

As a partner of the SAILING Champions League, GIN SUL was instrumental in creating a vibrant campus with its turquoise branding and iconic vintage car. The SAILING Champions League Final in Travemünde once again proved to be a world-class sailing event, bringing together sailors from 10 countries and inspiring the global sailing community. The longest journey was taken by the two Australian teams from The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia and the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.

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