The Finnish Sailing League concluded their 2019 season in October in Åland, when the top 12 club sailing teams competed on their fleet of J/70s for the Finnish Sailing League Championship. The competition took place in the West Harbor of Mariehamn, and a tough battle ensued for the title. On Sunday, Åländska Segelsällskapet celebrated their third successive club championship in their home waters. The ÅSS 2 Team (Daniel Mattson, Staffan Lindberg, Mathias Dahlman and Jasper Karlsson) took the gold overall. The silver was taken by Nyländska Jaktklubben’s number one team (Thomas Hallberg, Juhana Rintala, Robert Nyberg and Christoffer Silén). The bronze was awarded to the Xtra Staerk Ocean Racing Society (Thomas Hacklin, Kim Westman, Aleksi Lehtonen and Mika Malm). ÅSS will thus be able to hold the Sportklubbens Pokal from 1886 and once again represent Finland in the offshore competition Nord Stream Race. The top four club teams were ÅSS, NJK, XS and fourth-placed Brändö Seglare. In addition, these teams will be looking to participate in the SAILING Champions League qualifying event in 2020. For more Finnish J/70 Sailing League information, visit

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