The first event of the Swedish J/70 Sailing League (the Allsvenskan) took place on the Lake of Strängnäs, about 40 miles west of Stockholm. During Friday and Saturday, Strängnäs offered nice racing conditions with a good wind of 4–6 m/s, mostly sunny, warm and comfortable. But, on Sunday it was not possible to sail because there was never any wind. It was SFS Hunnebo that won the premiere round of the Allsvenskan. But, there’s was not an easy victory as they won on a tie-breaker over Särö Sailing Club at 23 points apiece. The countback determined the win, with SFS Hunnebo’s six wins bettering Särö’s four wins in the 12 races each team sailed. For the SFS Hunnebo team from Hunnebostrand, it was their first major win in the Allsvenskan. The team was comprised of Magnus Lundgren, Urban Lagnéus, Julia Edvardsson, Kajsa Mattsson and Peter Busck. The win for SFS Hunnebo was not entirely unexpected. The victor’s winning skipper was Magnus Lundgren, who had the record for most race wins in a row while sailing for Gottskär SC in 2017, when he led his team to eight straight wins. Nevertheless, they were offered good competition from the Särö team (Tobias Bergqvist, Christian During, Björn Palmquist and Lisa Rydbacken). The competition amongst the top four was exceedingly close. While the win was determined on a tie-breaker, the Hjuviks BK sailing club was just two points back for the bronze, while the past champions KSSS took fourth place just another two points back—just five points separating the leaders from fourth place. For more Swedish J/70 Sailing League information, click here.

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