Amoress spikade i ARC igen

Ni kanske minns att Mats Gustafsson sökte besättning till sin Swan 48 Amoress här på Blur i november. Det löste sig på ett bra sätt och så gick det ju ganska bra också.


Hej Peter,

Tack än en gång för hjälpen att finna crew till ARC 2012, vilka var:

Fredrik Gustafson
Adrian Gerstädt
Marcus Andersson
Hans Melin

Vi hade en mycket problemfri och säker segling men pushade trots det ganska hårt. På nätterna är det inte alltid så lätt att segla på med spinnakern uppe i 20-30 knops vind, då det utan månen är helt svart och man inte ser seglet.

Man vet att om något går galet eller att någon skadar sig så finns det ingen hjälp att få.

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Mats Gustafsson

Amoress 2 (SWE) dominated the cruising division. The Swedish-flagged Swan 48 repeated their feat from 2009, winning Class E and the Jimmy Cornell Trophy for the Overall in the Cruising Division. This year they added the Yachting World Trophy for Line Honours in the Cruising Division, an accolade that skipper and owner Mats Gustavsson is most proud of.

“Line honours really means everything to me,” Mats said last night. “That’s really cool, especially to have done it on a 48-foot boat.”

But Amoress 2 barely made the start this year. They got a last minute entry when the waiting list finally sorted itself out.

“I only arrived into Las Palmas the Wednesday before the start,” said Mats. “We were told there was an extra space, and we took full advantage,” he continued.

The crew was so eager to get moving that they actually incurred a penalty for crossing the start line early. But they easily overcame that over the course of the 2,800-mile passage, sailing fast and efficiently.


  1. Sir Jan 9, 2013 Reply

    Grattis till segern!! Mäktigt!

  2. Sabine Stork Sep 21, 2018 Reply

    Hi Mats (alter Schwede?)!
    I do not know, if you will read this one day.
    Anyway, we are in Olbia since last night and I wanted to send you the pictures by What’sApp, but unfortunately I do not have your cellphone number. When you tiped it in my phone, I probably forgot to save it…or something. I can not understand!
    So, if you are interested in getting the photos, please let me know.
    All of us are missing you and say thank you again for the wonderful day.

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