Sailmaker's log

Star Sailors' League 2014 finals

Posted by Mikko Brummer on Fri, Dec 12, 2014@ 04:10 PM

"This is like an old marriage"

 Freddy Lööf and Anders Ekström re-united in Star Sailors League after 6,5 years. They finished second in the final, winner-take-all race, after convincingly winning the 9 races qualifier. In the qualifier, they were 20 boats, the final was between 4 top boats from semi-finals only. 

 Olympic Champion Fredrik Lööf did a great comeback in Star Class after a two years break. He finished second in Star Sailors League in Bahamas with his good old crew Anders Ekström. They won Olympic Bronze together in Qingdao in 2008. Iina Airio talked with Freddy after the regatta:

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Congratulations to our Star heroes Loof & Salminen!

Posted by Timo Vennonen on Wed, Jan 30, 2013@ 10:07 AM

It seems that the Royal House did in fact notice that Sweden won the Olympic Star gold not so long ago. Our both Star boat medallists, Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen will receive an additional medal called "H.M. Konungens medalj", which roughly is translated as "The Medal of His Royal Highness the King". The ceremony will take place on February 7th, after which Max will hurry to meet us at Helsinki Boat Show. I'm sure Max will have many interesting anecdotes to share about the stardust of the Olympic Star sailing. Meet you there in the Hall 4!

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Olympic sailing is hard work – but worth it

Posted by Mikko Brummer on Mon, Nov 05, 2012@ 09:07 AM

Here at WB-Sails, we live and breathe racing. In fact, the loft was founded after we realized that we need better sails for our own campaigns. Since 1975 a lot has been learned and many things have changed, but the principle of hard work – blood, sweat and tears – remains.

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