With consistent sailing of an experienced crew, the KSSS Team (Royal Swedish YC) took home the Allsvenskan gold racing in their fleet of matched J/70s. A second place in the last regatta of the series in Västerås was enough for their fifth gold in six years. Sailing for KSSS was skipper Hedvig Liljegren and crew of Carl Leuckfeld, Fredrik Liljegren and Niklas Edler. “This was the plan from our club: go to Västerås and, hopefully, take home the gold. It has been a fantastic weekend, with a great event and great conditions. We sailed consistently, but also made some unnecessary mistakes,” said Niklas Edler. “But it is a bit sad that we missed the victory in Västerås. We had a golden opportunity before the final race. But, were locked in at the start by Ö-vik, who got off to a flying start. Although we should have recovered well, we were having a debate on our boat and made some bad decisions. Had we stayed cool, we could have won. But, Halmstad sailing club are good sailors, it was a really good team that won.” Taking the silver in the overall standings was the GKSS team. The biggest rise in the standings was the winners in the Västerås finale: Halmstad SS. Prior to the finale, they were fifth overall. Their win in the finale vaulted them to the bronze step on the podium. Rounding out the top five were Hjuvik SS in fourth place and the newcomer Ekoln SC from Uppsala in fifth. For more Swedish J/70 Sailing League information, visit https://www.svensksegling.se/SSFtavlingar/Allsvenskan.

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