For the 18 Swedish sailing clubs that participated in the 2019 Allsvenskan (Swedish J/70 Sailing League), there was no question the outcome of the four-event series (Strängnäs, Malmo, Örnsköldsvik, Vasteras) was nowhere near predictable. Winning the first two regattas was SFS Hunnebo. However, a 13th place in the Örnsköldsvik event proved to be their undoing. Despite a rebound to take a third in the final event, it was not enough to top the leaderboard, but sufficient for bronze overall. The Hjuviks BK sailing club was not considered to be a top team at the beginning of the season. But, after a 3-5 in the first two events, everyone took notice. Despite a seventh at Örnsköldsvik, the HjBK team bounced back to take second in the final event and secure the silver for the overall series. SFS Hunnebo won the first two series in Strängnäs and Malmo but in Örnsköldsvik finished 13th. In the finale, they secured a third to take the bronze overall. The ultimate winner, KSSS (Royal Swedish YC), started off with a fourth-place finish in the first event in Strängnäs. However, they were second in Malmo, second in Örnsköldsvik and won the finale in Vasteras to seal the deal. Congratulations to the KSSS team: Hugo Christensson, Mathias Hermansson, Björn Hansen and Jenny Hammersland. Plus, congrats to all the other team members during the year: Mikael Lindqvist, Pontus Meijer, Liv Gyllfors, Mathias Bredin, Niklas Edler, Hedvig Liljegren, Carl Johan Leuckfeld, Fredrik Liljegren, Hampus Appelgren and Linnea Floser. For more Swedish J/70 Sailing League information, visit

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