Första racet i SeaCart 26. Nylöf vs Lewander vs Hennix gjorde upp. Foton: Oskar Kihlborg.
Last weekend three SeaCart 26 lined up for the first time in Stockholm City for an one design distance race. Skipper Klabbe Nylöf on Samsung Challenge featured young guns Jonathan Ameln and Oliver Hanes onboard claimed first blood after a tricky race in light to medium wind and pooring rain.
Anders Lewander on Team North Sails having Stefan “Sunkan” Sundqvist and Gustav Gabrielsson onboard did not give up fighting until the last hundereds of meters. Anders and Sunkan is well known in the sailing business for never giving up, a claim that still stands! Racing with the first generation sails did not hold them back having years of local knowledge and decades of racing skills onboard.
Finally skipper Calle Hennix featuring an All Star SeaCart Team claimed third in the race blaming a tactical mistake :) ie. sailing too close to the high shore line resulting in stopping for minutes. Our crew fought hard and we sailed well considering having two new crew members (to this boat) onboard; Lasse Linger, well known to us all and probably the most experienced Americas Cup and match racing sailor in Sweden and Rickard Oberpichler, having plenty of miles onboard the SeaCart 30 trimaran. They where both impressed by the boat and the ease of use of the sailing systems onboard.
In all the racing proved to be as tight as we thought it would be. All teams where fighting for the lead and did hold the lead at least twice the first 30 minutes of the race. Racing was a big success and a fantastic experience and a good start for the new Multi Cup. Teams and sponsors showing quite intense interest in the cup format (racing, media, TV) and our costs effective approach to the matter. We feel we have something going on. Are you interested in participating as team or partner let us know.
Multi Cup shedule 2012
Grand Prix 1 Stockholm, Big Boat Race, Nacka Strand, 16-17 juni √
Grand Prix 2 Stockholm, ÅF Offshore Race, 29-30 juni
Grand Prix 3 Nynäshamn, 15-16 september
Grand Prix 4 Stockholm Sailing Grand Prix Riddarfjärden, 22-23 september