As Hansen said, "Gustav did a fantastic job - he found wind puffs, which we didn't think existed. Most of the time we agreed, but I trust him 100% and that allowed me to really focus on getting the boat going which was really critical today because it was so puffy and so shifty."
Hansen profoundly thanked the huge turn-out of Swedish supporters, who had laid out giant flags on 'Hansen Hill' on the rocks on the opposite side of the race track from Marstrand where in turn spectators in their thousands were camped this afternoon along the water's edge and up on the cliffs to watch the Anglo-Swede bout.
"As soon as we do something well we hear the crowd shouting and if we do something not very good, we hear 'OH NO' from the crowd," Hansen recounted.
"When we hooked Taylor [Canfield] this morning, you could hear from the crowd that we were overlapped. I didn't need to have anyone on the bow calling the overlap!"
While Hansen has now won Stena Match Cup Sweden four times (his first was in 2007), he is still three short of Peter Gilmour's record.
Ian Williams was gracious in defeat, but admitted it was hard to face Hansen particularly in the last two matches when most shifts had gone his way.
Williams said, "You never know whether he was getting it right or whether he was a bit lucky. The last start was a classic - it was the first time all day that going left worked. He looked like he wanted the left, he got it and when we crossed he was clean ahead. Everything seemed to go his way. All credit to him."
In the Petit-Finals, Taylor Canfield beat Francesco Bruni 2-0 to claim third place.
From here the Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to the new event for this season in Sopot, Poland over 31st July until 3rd August.
Relive today's finals here: http://new.livestream.com/WorldMRT/smcs14-f
Overall results of Stage 2 Stena Match Cup Sweden, Alpari World Match Racing Tour
1 Björn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Sailing Team
2 Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar
3 Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone
4 Francesco Bruni (ITA) Luna Rossa
5 Mathieu Richard (FRA) LunaJets
6 Keith Swinton (AUS) Team Alpari FX
7 Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) Team Trifork
8 David Gilmour (ASU) Team Gilmour
9 Phil Robertson (NZL) Waka Racing
10 Nicolai Sehested (DEN) Trefor Match Racing
11 Ed Baird (USA) Quantum Racing
12 Magnus Hoimberg (SWE) Team Magnus Holmberg
13Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team
14 Viktor Ogeman (SWE) Team Accure
2014 Leaderboard Standings after Stage 2
1 Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar 47pts
2 Björn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Sailing Team 39
3 Keith Swinton (AUS) Team Alpari FX 34
4 Mathieu Richard (FRA) LunaJets 33
5 Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone 29
6 Phil Robertson (NZL) Waka Racing 20
= Francesco Bruni (ITA) Luna Rossa 20
= David Gilmour (ASU) Team Gilmour 20