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Sailors compete in central Stockholm: “World Uniqueness”

It’s raining, but it’s not bad, the weather report says. On the contrary, it is currently raining quietly in central Stockholm on Saturday.

On the other hand, it blows a lot and you can see many sailing boats fighting with the wind in the stream water of Stockholm. On one side of the boats is the Krona Lund and on the other is the Photo Museum.

– The wind is tricky. Phil Trip says that after the East Coast team sailed one of their races from the New York Boat Club, it disappeared when we needed it.

Trip designs daily luxury yachts – and in his field he is one of the foremost in the world. In Stockholm, he joins seven teammates from the East Coast-based sailing company to settle in the Stockholm International Team Race Recata this weekend.

The competition, which is a team race, is organized with two epidemic breaks from 2015 (2020 and 2021). Every year it attracts sailors from the world’s leading and oldest sailing companies. It is not uncommon in the sailing world to compete between the central areas of a large city.

– It is unique in the world. But we have the permission of the City of Stockholm and we are very grateful for that cooperation, says Patrick Stahle.

One of the goals of the competition in Stockholm is to attract more people to the sport.

One of the goals of the competition in Stockholm is to attract more people to the sport.

Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

He is the leader It organizes regatta at the Old Town Boat Association (GSYS). According to Stocklin, there is more interest in coming to Stockholm due to special conditions.

Thomas Lundquist, a member of the GSYS, is on a similar path.

– I usually compare Formula 1 in Monaco with short tracks, tight curves and more. The same is true here. The wind changes a lot, it’s congested, the buildings are full and there will be ferry boats, he says.

In 1972, Lundquist finished fifth when she traveled to Finn Ding at the Munich Olympics. Now it’s a team race for Lundqvist and hopefully one day it will become an Olympic sport.

Team racing, also known as team racing, is expected to become an Olympic sport in the future.

Team racing, also known as team racing, is expected to become an Olympic sport in the future.

Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

For Bill Tripp He is set to compete in Stockholm for the fifth time. Many team players have been here before.

– Since I came here for the first time, I spread the word about the competition. Many at home followed with interest. And then, everyone says they don’t understand how amazing it really is. This is absolutely serious, says Trip.

In addition to the Trip team, there are two GSYS teams competing, one team from California (Newport Harbor Yacht Club) and two from Great Britain (Royal Thames Yacht Club and The Royal Yacht Squadron).

Matches take place throughout the weekend with the closing ceremony on Sunday at Nya Djurgårdsvarvet.

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