Grundig Sailing Cup 2018 – Sweden

Do you want to be part of coolest Swedish One-Design racing 2018? The Swedish J70 community and Grundig is extremely proud and committed to the Swedish Grundig Sailing Cup. The GSC format in Sweden is slightly different than in Norway, where in Sweden the about 30 boat strong fleet, race a series of races, organized by local yacht clubs, racing their own boats. It is the Swedish J70 class federation that have chosen what four races that are to be included in GSC, based upon a geographical spread and venues that best supports Sweden’s fastest growing sport boat class. Each boat and team register for each individual race to the regatta organizer, while the Swedish J70 federation keeps score of the results and the ranking within GSC, and crowns the winner of the Swedish GSC in the end of the season.

Halmstad

Swedish National Championship

May 11th – 13th

Halmstad is a port, university, industrial, and recreational city at the mouth of the river Nissan in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. Halmstad is the seat of Halmstad Municipality and the capital of Halland County. Halmstad is Sweden’s 20th-largest city by population and located about midway between Gothenburg and Malmö. It is Europe’s northernmost city with a lot of timber framing architecture. In 2011 Halmstad was the final port of the Tall Ships’ Races.

Sandhamn

August 9th – 11th

It is on the waters outside Sandhamn, the epicenter of sailing in the Stockholm archipelago, the second event in the Swedish GSC will take place in the beginning of August. Sandhamn is widely famous for its Yachting traditions and is the finish for the ÅF Offshore race, formerly known as the Round Gotland Race.

Saltsjöbaden

September 29th – 30th

Outside of Stockholm, in Saltsjöbaden, the Swedish J70 sailors will close the season and crown the winner of the Swedish GSC in the end of September. The races take place on Baggensfjärden, known to most sailors as a very tricky area to sail, where we can expect strong wind shifts and if the northerly winds kick in – short choppy sea. A worthy event to close the season and enjoy the hospitality of Sune Carlssons Båtvarv and KSSS.