In a fairytale comeback that had the home crowd whooping and hollering, Bjorn Hansen turned 0-2 into 3-2 in the final of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, lifting the trophy for the third time in a long career.
Stena Match Cup is the third World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). Earlier in the day, Hansen and Williams both made short work of their Quarter Final opponents, Italian Simone Ferrarese, Ferrarese Racing and Reuben Corbett (NZL) Corbett Racing respectively ending their hopes of Stena Match Cup glory 3-0.
Looking at the lineup for GKSS Match Cup Sweden 2017, it’s hard to pick a presumptive favourite to lift the trophy at Marstrand. Nevertheless, two skippers that enter the event with high expectations from fans are Phil Robertson, reining Match Racing World Champion, and Sam Gilmour, currently at the top of the World Sailing match race open …
Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team finished the final day unbeaten, having started the session by seeing out the remainder of his Semi Final battle against Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar. He won both remaining matches and booked his place in the STENA Match Cup Sweden Final with a 3-1 victory, much to the delight of the …
Marstrand, Sweden (July 5, 2014) – Swedish fans turned out in their thousands to cheer on defending champion Bjorn Hansen and his Hansen Sailing Team win the Stena Match Cup Sweden (June 30-July
While Hansen has now won Stena Match Cup Sweden four times (his first was in 2007), he is still three short of Peter Gilmour’s record. Ian Williams was gracious in defeat, but admitted it was hard to face Hansen particularly in the last two matches when most shifts had gone his way.
Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second event in the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, provided a fairy tale finish for local Swedish fans with skipper Bjorn Hansen claiming his third successive title in Scandinavias premier match racing
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Stena Match Cup at Marstrand, Sweden Bjorn Hansen (SWE) of Nautiska Racing today proved why he is the ‘master of Marstrand’ with a faultless display of match racing to brush aside Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar 2-0 in the finals of Stena Match Cup Sweden, the third World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT).