sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Stena Match Cup Sweden - Bjorn Hansen, eWork victorious in Marstrand
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Bjorn Hansen, eWork victorious in Marstrand


'Hansen v Robertson in the Finals of Stena Match Cup Sweden'    © Brian Carlin/AWMRT

At Stena Match Cup Sweden, champagne flowed once more for Bjorn Hansen and his eWork Sailing Team, after another nail biting day on the water resulted in the local heroes winning the event for a second year in a row. This takes Hansen’s victories to three at Scandinavia’s top match racing event, the third event on the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ahead of Russell Coutts and Dean Barker’s two victories apiece, but behind Peter Gilmour’s seven wins.

As we have seen in a few other crucial matches over the course of this week, all was not going well for Hansen early this afternoon as he found himself 2-0 down against New Zealander Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing. But in the 10-12 knot winds and with brilliant sunshine that had encouraged the inhabitants of Marstrand, along with legions of corporate guests, to turn out in force, the defending champion seemed set on extending the racing as long as possible.

Bjorn Hansen and his team celebrating after winning Stena Match Cup Sweden -  http://www.wmrt.com/!©_Brian_Carlin-AWMRT  
Of the first two races he lost, Hanson commented: 'We felt in both they had a little bit of an edge in the manoeuvres, but I also managed to put us into a couple of bad situations taking some penalties and doing some bad starts. We were still quite confident going into the third race. We said ‘look at the cliffs – this is what we want, we want to sail five matches here.'

But it was the fifth and deciding match that proved the hardest for Hansen as Robertson was fastest out of the blocks. 'We definitely won the start which was a great thing,' recounted the Kiwi skipper. 'He got a little bit of an inside puff and managed to hold us out the whole way. In fact we were way past the layline and up to the obstruction line when we had to tack.'

On the long port tack up to the top mark Hansen managed to gain enough ground to luff Robertson and on the second occasion he tried this the umpires felt that Robertson failed to keep clear and awarded him a penalty.

However in just one of numerous encounters on the race course today between the two equally aggressive finalists, a dial down on the second beat resulted in Robertson taking the lead only for him to lose it again just as they came into the top mark for the final time.

Bjorn Hansen and his team wins Stena Match Cup Sweden for the second time in a row -  http://www.wmrt.com/!©_Brian_Carlin-AWMRT  
Among the estimated 30,000 strong crowd lining Marstrand’s rocky shoreline, a massive cheer went up as Hansen regained the advantage and then proceeded to fend off Robertson down the run to take the deciding point and victory at Stena Match Cup Sweden.

'It was a tough one,' admitted a disappointed Robertson. 'We definitely pushed as hard as we could. It was a really really close final with an awesome last race. We are gutted we didn’t win.'

Arriving back in the dock there was huge emotion among Hansen and his crew of Gustav Tempelman, Phillip Kai Guhle, Sebastian Wedel and Mathias Bredin as champagne corks flew and the crews of both finalists ended up taking a welcome plunge into the Marstrand’s cool waters.

'Just look at all these people,' a delighted Hansen enthused. 'It is fantastic to be here and with this weather there are even more people on the cliffs. To win here is the most fantastic thing you can do as a Swedish sailor.'

Phil Robertson congratulating Bjorn Hansen at the Stena Match Cup Sweden -  http://www.wmrt.com/!©_Brian_Carlin-AWMRT  
Hansen previously won Stena Match Cup Sweden in 2007 and last year. He reckons he has sailed almost all of them, since the event was first held in 1994. 'It is hard to rank them,' Hansen said of his victories. 'Just have a look here, with the crowd on the cliffs - we haven’t had this good weather before. All the ingredients came together and coming back from being down 2-0 it was great.'

Despite losing Robertson and his crew very much enjoyed today’s conditions, which with the wind a more moderate 10-12 knots, meant conditions were less survival with crews able to indulge in some more tactical racing. 'It was good fun, great racing out there. The race course was perfect – the spectators were amazing. None of them were cheering for us – but that was alright! I haven’t seen a crowd that big before - it was incredible. I didn’t really appreciate it until the third race when the cheer went up as Bjorn crossed first!

'The spectators here are phenomenal – the amount of people who come out to watch and the knowledge they have of match racing is amazing. We love coming here. We look forward to this event every year – it is definitely the best on the Tour.'

In the Petit-Final between Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing and Simone Ferrarese’s team it was the Italians who prevailed to take third place – well deserved, the Congressional Cup winner having led out of Qualifying.

The Alpari World Match Racing Tour resumes across the Atlantic on 6th August, with the Chicago Match Cup.



Great turnout from the locals during the Finals of the Stena Match Cup Sweden -  http://www.wmrt.com/!©_Brian_Carlin-AWMRT  

Executive Director presenting a token of appreciation from Garrard to Brandspot - 2013 Stena Match Cup Sweden -  http://www.wmrt.com/!©_Brian_Carlin-AWMRT  


Final Results
Bjorn Hansen (SWE) eWork Sailing Team beat Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing 3-2

Petit Final Results
Simone Ferrarese (ITA) Ferrarese Racing Team beat Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing 2-0

Overall Results Stena Match Cup Sweden

1 Bjorn Hansen (SWE) eWork Sailing Team 31 points
2 Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing 28 points
3 Simone Ferrarese (ITA) Ferrarese Racing Team 24 points
4 Keith Swinton (AUS) - Black Swan Racing 20 points
5 Ian Williams (GBR) - Team GAC Pindar 17 points
6 Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX 15 points
7 Staffan Lindberg (FIN) Alandia Sailing Team 12 points
8 Johnie Berntsson (SWE)- Stena Sailing Team 10 points
9 Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA) - Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 5 points
10 Mathieu Richard (FRA) GEFCO Match Racing Team 3 points
11 Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone 0 points
12 Henrik Eyerman (SWE) Team Henrik Eyerman 0 points

Alpari World Match Racing Tour

Leaderboard After Stage 3 – Stena Match Cup Sweden

1 Ian Williams (GBR) - Team GAC Pindar 62
2 Adam Minoprio (NZL) - Team Alpari FX 61
3 Mathieu Richard (FRA) - GEFCO Match Racing Team 53
4 Björn Hansen (SWE) eWork Sailing Team - 48
5 Phil Robertson (NZL) - WAKA Racing 47
6 Taylor Canfield (ISV) - USone 42
7 Keith Swinton (AUS) - Black Swan Racing 39
8 Johnie Berntsson (SWE)- Stena Sailing Team 36
9 Simone Ferrarese (ITA) Ferrarese Racing Team 24
10 Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA) - Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 16

Stena Match Cup Sweden


by Alpari World Match Racing Tour

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111643

5:12 PM Sat 6 Jul 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

07 Jul 2013  Stena Match Cup Sweden - Historisk seger för Hansen på Marstrand
06 Jul 2013  Stena Match Cup Sweden - Perfect conditions for the Semi-Finals +Video
05 Jul 2013  Stena Match Cup Sweden - Further upset in Quarter-Final rounds
04 Jul 2013  Stena Match Cup Sweden - Shocking early exit in Marstrand
03 Jul 2013  Stena Match Cup Sweden - Italian and Kiwi on top in Marstrand + Video
02 Jul 2013  World Match Racing Tour- Estate Master returns
02 Jul 2013  Stena Match Cup Sweden - Ferrarese Racing Team come out swinging
01 Jul 2013  Stena Match Cup Sweden - Teams ready to rumble in Marstrand
27 Jun 2013  Grade 2 Chicago Match Cup Qualifier - Twelve teams ready to battle
17 Jun 2013  Korea Cup 2013 - High level of competition + Video
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank will kick off with 173 boats traveling to Coconut Grove to compete in the 88th Bacardi Cup ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ... [more]  

Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ... [more]  

At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ... [more]  

Farr 40 International Circuit - Alex Roepers doesn't like to dwell in the past. However, when prompted, the New York businessman will talk about the magical run he and the crew aboard Plenty enjoyed during the 2014 Farr 40 International Circuit. To the contrary, the thrill of victory only made Roepers and the Plenty team hungry for more. ... [more]  

Coast Guard crews continue the search Monday for Richard Byhre, the 76-year-old sailor who did not return from his sailing trip as expected. ... [more]  

The International Sonar Class is pleased to announce that Shumway Marine, with the cooperation of designer Bruce Kirby has made arrangements to have the Sonar built by Rondar Race Boats in the U.K., with plans eventually to have the boat built on both sides of the ocean. The American Rondar facility is in Peabody, MA. Rondar, expects to launch its first Sonar in April. ... [more]  

Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ... [more]  

This year's 35th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is nothing less than an island-wide effort. Besides the sponsors, countless volunteers and the numerous local organizations that offer their excellent services, the Regatta Organizers would like to say special thanks to the hotels which are so generous to donate complimentary hotel rooms for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ... [more]  

O MAPFRE conquistou de maneira emocionante a quarta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, disputada entre a China e a Nova Zelândia. Na manhã deste sábado (28), o barco espanhol cruzou a linha de chegada em primeiro após quase 21 dias de navegação. ... [more]  

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition by Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ... [more]  

MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ... [more]  

Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ... [more]  

2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Hap Fauth's American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente's corrected time under IRC. It was third time lucky for Bella Mente as the Maxi 72 has finished second overall for the past two years. ... [more]  

Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ... [more]  

Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ... [more]  

On Sunday March 8th 2015, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will close out the final night of music with one of the most distinctive performances to date. DJ Natty Rico will be the final act to grace the regatta stage during the 'Legendary Party' following Kool and the Gang. His unique blend of saxophone playing and DJ skills will have your jaw dropping in amazement. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ... [more]  

SCYA Manning Regatta – The youth-heavy event is the fourth and last stop of the Shadden Series for teenagers under 19 not yet in college and is also a move-up regatta under the advancement guidelines of the International Naples Sabot Association. ... [more]  

US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards 2015 ceremony celebrated the sailing accomplishments of Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Md.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) as it returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan after having moved to the west coast for the past three years. ... [more]  

For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Open and Junior Europeans in Split, Croatia, is now live, with online entry open. The last time the Finns had an event there the wind did not cooperate and the fleet ended up sailing some races as the sun set. ... [more]  

RORC Caribbean 600 – Four Figaro II teams, all from the Guadeloupe Grand Large sailing academy, are racing in this year's event. 18 sailors from the offshore racing academy are racing on four identical yachts and have high aspirations for the future; the Solitaire du Figaro, Route du Rhum or the Everest of offshore solo-sailing, the Vendée Globe. ... [more]  

After having moved to the west coast for the past three years, US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards ceremony returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to celebrate the sailing accomplishments of Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Md.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.). ... [more]  

If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]  

The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – No sleep until Auckland
Etchells NA Midwinter East Series - Schoonmaker Cup preview
RORC Caribbean 600 day 4 – Close competition – 43 yachts still racing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature
AC45 Turbo Training - Oracle Team USA images by pressure-drop + Video
America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race – The race tightens as New Zealand looms
AWT Goya Pro Cabo Verde kicks off in style!
Barcelona World Race - Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn
America's Cup: Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ
2015 CYC Midwinters Race – Pictures by pressure-drop.us
CYC Midwinters Racing – Bring On The Breeze! – Overall
Laser World Championship – Over 2000 sailors to race in Kingston
Volvo Ocean Race: Barkow and Lush - from the Olympics to the Volvo *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Its anyone's race - Leg 4 to Auckland
Barcelona World Race - A time for extra care and caution
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Phaedo3 breaks record
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat pass Cape Horn
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Records predicted to tumble + Video
2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - NOR released   
Asher Otto and Itchy Feet to open up the Caribbean Jam night   
RS Sailing and BIC Sport North America team up for sailing programs   
RORC Caribbean 600 – Record pace on Day 2   
Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - About to begin   
10 tips from BoatUS for owners and renters   
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta – Notice of Race online   
2015 CYC Mid Winters images by h20shots   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 23 show   
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home   
Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride   
Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on   
America's Cup: Spooner fails in attempt to have Oracle AC45 arrested   
2015 505 Midwinter Championship - Final race   
Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur resume, Spirit of Hungary stuck   
2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World – Emerging Nations Programme announced   
Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop   
US Sailing Match Racing Committee launches The Dial Up Newsletter   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 7   
Volvo Ocean Race – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT