Hankø Race Week was established in 1882, and over 137 years has developed as the greatest one-design event in Norway. In cooperation with Fredrikstad Seilforening, Hankø Yacht Club and GRUNDIG, 31 J/70 teams were treated to three days of sailing in the bay off Hanko. In the end, the J/70 Nordic Championship and J/70 Norwegian Championship was held from June 27-29 with teams from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. The hometown team from the host yacht club, NORWEGIAN STEAM, sailed a very consistent regatta to just win by two points. They were led by Eivind Astrup, with crew of Lasse Berthelsen, Pal Tonnrsson and Espen Tonnesson; they counted all podium finishes in their eight of nine races they counted. Taking second was Moss Seilforening’s Jorn-Erik Ruud, also counting just podium placings for 16 points net. Taking the bronze on the podium was Magne Klann’s VIEW SOFTWARE team from Soon Seilforening with 25 points net. The balance of the top five included Magnus Hedemark’s SAIL LOGIC RACING in fourth with 39 points, and the top Swedish team in fifth place—Jan Bjornsjo’s ACE OF BASE from Ekero Batklubb with 41 points net. For more J/70 Nordic Championship information, visit https://www.kns.no/regatta/terminliste-2019/grundig-hank%C3%B8-race-week.