It took four inshore races for several past ORC champions to dig out from their poor showings in the offshore race on Thursday and rise to the top of the leaderboards in the both classes of the 201
Swedish fans turned out in their thousands to cheer on defending champion, Bjorn Hansen on the way to his claiming a third consecutive victory at the Stena Match Cup Sweden final, on this occasion
Clear sunny skies and a hot offshore breeze greeted the fleet for in their mid-afternoon start to inshore racing at the ORC European Championship.
Stena Match Cup Sweden was two flights into its Semi-Finals stage at the close of play on the penultimate day of racing and in both matches it remains tied on 1-1.
With stormy weather featuring rain squalls of over 25 knots, huge waves, and even a waterspout in the course area, the 51 entries from 11 nations had a wet and wild start today at the 2014 ORC Euro
Stena Match Cup Sweden is known for being one of the few events where, thanks to the boats and venue topography, sailors can race in anger inshore in gale force conditions with spinnakers.
Race day three got off to a rough start today with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light northerly wind this afternoon.
With 20 of the 24 flights of Qualifying now complete after day three of Stena Match Cup Sweden, the vital question is over who will make it through to the top eight and continue into Friday’s