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Victory in the Seapax Viggan Open!

Today we raced the Seapax Viggan Open on Trälhavet. The weather today was again brilliantly fine but very variable light winds. There were 4 races with 14 participating boats. We managed after good sailing to win the series 1, 2, (4), 1 with a total of 4 points in the ORC class. Close behind on the same points and with very small time differences was the Farr 40 Stormtrooper.

The results are available here: https://www.sailwave.com/results/vigganopen2023.htm?fbclid=IwAR3QatWKW9HWimD3E8wvRqunO4Gb4RzsTdhyw1UB0ApgyuPrOVSgOksd0Zg

We are very grateful to the race management for Viggan Open for arranging this nice race for us and especially today with all the wind shifts it is really well done to get 4 whole races!

This weekend we sailed with our regular crew this season and it has gone really well and we look forward with confidence to the rest of the season, next is Sandhamn Open national day weekend.

Second at Lidingö Runt

We came second in total today of about 110 registered boats at Lidingö Runt. We also came second in our class and we were also the second boat to finish. Congratulations to Grynet who took home the victory both in total and in our class!

Results here: https://www.sailarena.com/contentassets/88b26012a29744958cf881a0a3f79aac/preliminart-totalresultat-lidingo-runt-2023-kopia.pdf

Today's race was challenging with shifting and light winds with lots of sail changes. It was good training for us! Although there are a lot of things we can improve, we often found the wind that was there and took us around Lidingö in a good way. Tomorrow there will be track sailing at Viggan Open!

Racing at the weekend!

This weekend we start racing with Malin and Team Pro4u will participate in Lidingö Runt on Saturday and then Viggan Open on Sunday. As always, it will be fun to get started for real and these are important training races for us.

During the pre-season we have trained a lot and as usual made some improvements and trained new people in the team. We have also had very good help from Joca Signorini as a coach on some sessions. We have both run some on the Baggen and also been out in Sandhamn and run some sea sessions. We will have two good additions this season and Linnea Floser will join in a trim role and then Roger Nilson will return as a strategist / navigator during at least Gotland Runt and the World Cup - welcome to both!

This year's big goal for us is, as usual, the international ORC championship and in August the World Cup in Kiel and there are already more than 70 boats registered for our class C and well over 100 boats in total. In addition to that, we also run Sandhamn Open, we go to Helsinki for Baltic Offshore Week and Gotland Runt.

Now things are starting to happen

Some weeks ago we were at North on Lidingö and went through sails and now some new sails and a case for the extralats are starting to appear

How neat is this? All variants of racing battens, clearly labelled in a customised case!! Now it's just out on the water and start sailing

Boat Show 2023!

Now that the sailing season is approaching, it also means that the boat shows are approaching. During Allt för sjön on 9-12 and 16-19 March we will be at the fair showing off our J/70 and hanging out so do come by and have a chat!! 🙂

Heat, sails, reportage, felix, diemer

Team Pro4u is looking for a regular crew member

Do you want to be part of Sweden's best ocean sailing team at amateur level this season and develop and become a better sailor? Team Pro4u is looking for a new regular crew person and depending on background/experience different roles may be relevant although trim is most relevant but also foredeck or mast may be possible positions for the right person. You need to have a passionate interest in sailing, racing experience and have a learning attitude i.e. a willingness to constantly develop and improve.

Age and gender do not matter, the most important thing is the attitude, that you can spend a lot of time on sailing, that you are prestigious, relatively fit physically, responsible and that you are willing to take a long-term view.

During the season April-August we normally train on Wednesday evenings in Saltsjöbaden and during the weekends there are often (but not always) trainings or races and as a regular you are expected to be present on most occasions (preferably all). During the winter season we also have activities/boat fix/theory sessions etc so even then you are expected to attend as a regular member.

We can offer to sail on a competitive boat (First 36.7 modified) with good material with an experienced team and if you want to develop as a sea sailor and get better, it is probably one of Sweden's best boats / projects to be part of. We also have fun together and you have the chance to see new cities in Europe where the championships are held.

If you are interested, please contact immediately either Patrik Forsgren at pa.fo(at)hotmail.com / 076-769 8588 or Anders Björk at anders.bjork7(at)gmail.com / 070-549 2989.

Team Pro4u sums up the season

We are summing up the 2022 season and it has been a really good season for us! In terms of results, we have succeeded beyond expectations and won 4 out of 5 races with Malin and at the open European Championships we won bronze. This shows this year again stable sailing with a high level of skill. This year's highlights in Sea Sailing with Malin:

  • Bronze at the European Championships in the open class
  • Amateur European Champion (for the tenth time in a row at the European and World Championships)
  • Swedish champions for the fourth time
  • World Championship Gold ORC Double Handed
  • Finnish and Estonian champions
  • Patrik Forsgren and Team Pro4u received the "Male Sailor of the Year" award

Summary of championship results in ocean sailing in the last 10 years in one sentence: 9 medals at the World Championships including two European Championship golds, 10 consecutive amateur golds at the World Championships, four Swedish Championship golds, three other national golds and a total of 10 medals at national championships.

We have also had fun in the team with a good mix of younger and older people and we have visited Hanken and Tallinn.

The team that runs J/70 in parallel came 3rd at the SM and became Danish J/70 champions.

See our summary for 2022 below (as a video or to download).

Next season our big goal is the World Championships in Kiel and we also run ORC SM, BOW in Helsinki and of course Gotland Runt etc. The parts of the team that ride J/70 also continue their efforts with e.g. SM and EM. Our goal regarding ocean sailing full crew remains to win World Championship gold in the open class and we will try again in Kiel this summer!

We thank everyone who trained and raced with us, all competitors and organizers, our club KSSS all partners and especially our main sponsor Pro4u, pro4u.se. Thank you also to everyone who follows us and hope you will join us in the future also on our journey towards new goals!

Finally, we all wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Apply for the KSSS Offshore Clinic in cooperation with Team Pro4u before 31 January

Do you want a top class training in ocean sailing or know someone who is looking for it? Then the KSSS Offshore Clinic in cooperation with Team Pro4u is the way to go. The training is open to sailors between 16 and 30 years old who want to take the next step in their sailing career. The KSSS Offshore Clinic is run in cooperation with Team Pro4u, which has racked up top placings in ORCi in recent years, both in Sweden and internationally.

The training starts in March 2023 and ends in October and includes theory sessions mixed with sailing sessions, including a full day at sea off Sandhamn in the spring. In total, this means 50 hours of sailing and 17.5 hours of theory.

Read more application here: https://www.ksss.se/traning/clinics/ksss-offshore-clinic/

Pro4u's 25th anniversary celebrations

Yesterday, our main sponsor Pro4u hosted a dinner and entertainment followed by dancing in the Golden Hall of City Hall to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary. We had some current and former sailors with and from Team Pro4u on hand for the celebrations.

Team Pro4u's S2 that we have sailed so many times suspended in the City Hall

On behalf of the sailing team, we thank you for a fantastic evening with a delicious dinner and great entertainment including Abba the Show!

Prize table with a selection of prizes and awards

Many thanks to Pro4u for inviting us sailors to this celebration. Finally, we are very grateful to Pro4u who has been a long-term partner and our main sponsor for 8 years since 2014. We hope our partnership can continue to be as successful in the future!

The Golden Hall with the Queen of Lake Mälaren on the wall before all guests have arrived for dinner

Victory in the Danish Open Championships in J/70

After two days of nice wind and tight races we can now claim the title of winners of the Open Danish Championships in J/70.

There were several finishes where we both gained and lost positions right at the finish line and our gennaker broke in race 3 on Saturday. Luckily we made it to the 5th and final race on Saturday. In total there were 8 races over two days and we got 22 points with the series 2, 2, 3, (36 DNS), 5, 5, 1, 4

Many thanks to Kas, Kjøbenhavns Amatør-Sejlklub for once again a great arrangement and thanks to all the other crews for a fun and exciting weekend


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