Man blir aldrig profet i sin egen hemmahamn, så GKSS har inte fattat att det har gått ganska hyfsat i år. Men det har dykt upp små blänkare på andra ställen.
North Sails på NZ nämner oss i mycket fint sällskap :-)
3Di technology is paying off on the racecourse, with Emirates Team New Zealand holding a clear lead at the Audi MedCup series utilising North Sails new 3Di technology, and top contenders including, TP52s, RC44s, the VO70 Puma, and the J/109 Blur also opting for the distinctive grey sails.
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The Sun Never Sets on J’s Sailing Worldwide
With summer started in the northern hemisphere on both sides of “the pond”, it’s quite remarkable to reflect on the fact that our southern neighbors “down under” have it so good for so long every season. With the first week of June nearly under our belts, summer solstice June 21st is nearly upon us! Of course, that means for the fun-loving, sun-loving Scandinavians, some cool races where the sun truly never sets on J’s sailing near the Arctic Circle! On the European side, the effects are already being felt with J/109s winning the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta and the Big Boat Challenge sailing off Denmark on the Baltic Sea.
J/109 BLUR wins Big Boat Challenge
(Kerteminde, Denmark- May 22-23)- Every year the Danish offshore sailing community gather together to host the “Big Boat Challenge” on Kerteminde Bay.
The “BBC” is an invitation event for 50 of the most active big boat teams in Northern Europe. For many of the competitors from Denmark, Norway, Germany and Sweden this is the first big event of the season, as well as kickoff for the new Baltic Open IRC series.
Two days of sailing were planned with five windward-leeward races. However, Saturday’s races were cancelled as a thick fog made racing impossible. But Sunday was a completely different story, the conditions were perfect, with sunshine and a northwesterly wind blowing 18-22 knots. Many crews were anxious to get going, as evidenced by the fact that most classes had general recalls and several teams got black flags in races 2 and 3.
After three races the Swedish team on J/109 BLUR won the IRC 2 class, narrowly beating Jesper Bank and his newly designed Faurby 396 Sport by only 17 seconds in the last race. For BLUR this was actually their third victory in just two weeks.
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LE J 109 « BLUR » ENCHAINE LES PREMIERES PLACES SUR LES EPREUVES NORDIQUES
LE J 109 « BLUR » mené par son propriétaire Peter Gustafsson vient de s’adjuger la victoire dans le « BIG BOAT CHALLENGE » au Danemark. Cette victoire acquise sur une épreuve très disputé en IRC acquise face de nouveaux prototypes et autres nouveaux modèles démontre le potentiel toujours actuel du J 109 a performé en IRC.
Cela étant confirmé par les autres victoires du début de saison comme à la « NORVEGIAN 100 MILES OFFSHORE HELLY HANSEN SKAGEN RACE » and the « OSET RACE » in the Swedish archipelago. Félicitations donc à Peter Gustafsson et à ton son équipage pour cet excellent début de saison.
Och Baltic IRC Open skriver:
Round 1 of the new Baltic IRC Open series successful finished
The first regatta of the new Baltic IRC series, took place in Kerteminde Denmark. The Big Boat Challenge had almost similar numbers of entries under IRC and Danish Handicap, so it was a success to the Baltic IRC Open concept.
In the entry list there was the TP 52 FRAM owned by HKH Harald of Norway and the Cookson 50 Camilla, owned by Ole Martin Vordal also from Norway as the favorites in Class 2. The Cup lived up to the expectations with perfect sailing. In Class 1, for the smaller yachts, there was entry by Jesper Bank in his new Faurby 396 race, and Peter “Blur” Gustafsson in his J 109, amongst 3 Farr 30 and more.