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Full day at sea today!

Today we did a full-day training on the sea outside Sandhamn. It was quite windy about 22-26 knots during the day with a good sea lake. Sunny but really cold though. Really good to train in these conditions and you are reminded if everything becomes so much more difficult and takes longer when everything is rocking and tilting and to train in tough offshore conditions that today are very useful!

The focus of the day was partly to make sailcheck of our new sails and to do speed tests with our new fock. We had expert expertise in the form of Martin from North Sails on the boat which was great.

Our new sails, including a Jib Top and new stag sail, look awesome and it's fun to work with North Sails who are real professionals! During the speed tests with our new hard wind flanx, we found a little extra speed after some trim changes – the sail feels fast! Check out the video below at our new reaching setup.

The training has started!

Now Team Pro4u is up and running with training sessions and today we ran the second session of the season. Really special start with heavy snowfall and poor visibility but the weather got better and during the afternoon it was really good conditions with 15-20 knots wind. Thanks to the fact that we trained until Lucia last year, we have started well this year and the maneuvers are already starting to flow perfectly ok, but of course, as always, it is always possible to improve details. We also had time to try some new sails that we hope will make us faster during the season!

Team Pro4u Summary 2020

Despite special conditions, we at Team Pro4u have trained and competed on in 2020 as far as possible and below is a summary of the year and a forward look at 2021 of 1.5 minutes. We look forward to next season with both the Swedish Championship and the World Championships!

Best effort in KSSS training activities

Yesterday during ksss annual meeting we in Team Pro4u were awarded "Princess Christina's trophy" for best effort in KSSS training activities, the year 2020.

It is with great pleasure that we receive this award and would like to thank KSSS and our sponsors for enabling us to run ksss offshore clinic.  

Registration for ORCi SM open – see you there, right?

Registration for ORCi SM at the end of July is open and Team Pro4u is registered. I'll see you there, right? See below information and attached brochure.

"Best ORCi sailor,

Swedish Championship ORCi 2021 in Simrishamn is now open for registration via the event's website

www.sailosterlen.se.

We welcome Swedish as well as foreign participants to the regatta and I look forward to meeting you in Simrishamn at the end of July.

Please spread this information to all sailors who may be interested.

Sailing greetings,

Pehr Ola Pehrsson, NRO

Pehr Ola Pehrsson        

Phone +46 (0)70 857 76 09

www.sailosterlen.se"

KSSS Offshore Clinic 2021 - search before 31/1

Are you a young sailor (between 16-30 years old) who wants to be a better sea sailor? Then search KSSS Offshore Clinic 2021 that we in Team Pro4u arrange together with KSSS! Deadline for applications 31 January 2021.
Watch the movie from the 1st year!

More information can be found here: https://www.ksss.se/traning/clinics/ksss-offshore-clinic/

The movie: https://solidsport.com/ksss/watch/ksss-testar-1-offshore-clinic

At KSSS Offshore Clinic you will learn how to sail a large boat with full crew and Shorthanded. For example, we will go through maneuvers such as jibes and flying sail changes, speed, instrument navigation, performance management, weather routing and software for tactical and strategic navigation.

If you want to be in demand as a crew at ÅF Offshore Race or do you want to start your journey towards an Ocean Race, then this training is for you.

Team Pro4u KSSS Club Champion 2020!

Today we competed in the KSSS Club Championship in J/70. There were twelve teams (who ran in heats of four boats) that participated and we competed in sprint sailing and we in Team Pro4u managed to win the race and become KSSS Club Champion 2020! In the first round we were run five races and we managed to nail four of these and came second in one but it was tight at the top with several good teams. In the end it was a final race that was our worst race and we came third. However, it was enough because the results of all the sailings were counted and we won on nine points with the series: 1, 1, 1, 2, 1 and 3. Second came Ronny Gustavsson with crew of 10 points and third Christian Harding with crew with eleven points.

Results here: https://www.ksss.se/globalassets/resultatarkiv/2020/ksss-km-j70/final_ver1.pdf

We thank KSSS for a very good and nice arrangement with nice sailings and brilliant autumn weather!

Fifth at the Masters today

During the weekend we competed in the Masters champion as "Sea Racing" and we finally managed to finish fifth among 40 boats of Swedish Championship winners and national team sailors. Really fun sailing it has been even though we had hoped for more wind than the light wind we had today.

Results here: https://swedishleague2020.sapsailing.com/gwt/Home.html#/event/:eventId=7b716f7d-4c69-4b14-99f7-4ac5d5f6787a

The day started with our last two all right races in the first round and two third places. Our results in the basic round were 5, 1, 2, 3 and 3. Then came the semi-final when we sailed really well and came 2nd. Finally in the final with tough competition we came 5th.

We thank the Sailing Association for a very good event and that we had the opportunity to participate!

Master of Champions on day one

After the first day of MM we are in 7th place after three races and we are quite OK when it comes to being in the top 16 after the basic round. Tomorrow is the first our last race in the first round and then hopefully the semifinals.

In today's first race there was light wind and we came on the wrong edge and came after immediately and had to fight us in the finish in 5th place. In the second race the wind had increased and we got to a really good race with a nail far ahead of the rest. Finally in the third race a perfectly ok sailing with a really good last county and a second place.

Let's gear up for tomorrow!

Champions of champions this weekend!

This weekend we will compete in the Champion of the Masters in Marstrand because we managed to win the Swedish Championship in Sea Racing 2019 and got a place on MM also this year as "last year's champion". The competition format is similar to Allsvenskan and you compete with J/70 boats.

There is information about the competition (live broadcast, etc.) https://www.svensksegling.se/SSFtavlingar/MastarnasMastare and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MastarnasMastare

Last year when the wind was really windy and we ran on five people in the crew, it went really well for us in "Sea Racing" and we came second in the competition of just over 40 teams. This year the forecast looks right now as there will be lighter winds this weekend.

During this weekend's MM there are actually 7 out of 8 people from the regular "Malin" team who are competing in four different boats plus Magnus from the J/70 crew is also on a 5th boat:

  • Sea racing: Zacharias, Björken, Sven and Patrik
  • Express: Peter
  • Neptune Cruiser: Thomas
  • SWE Sailing Team Dahlberg/Bergström: Hugo
  • 2-krona: Magnus

In total, 8 people from Team Pro4u are on and running on five different boats this weekend and we wish all these five gangs extra good luck!

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