Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Nautiska Racing proved why he is the 'Master of Marstrand' with a faultless display of match racing to brush aside Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar 2-0 in the finals of Stena Match Cup.
The final four skippers emerged today at Stena Match Cup Sweden with defending event champion Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Nautiska Racing and Australia's Keith Swinton, Black Swan Racing each heading into the final day at match point in their respective Semi Final matches.
The 2012 Olympic gold medallists Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) knocked out two wins, a feat repeated by 2012 Olympic gold medallist Mat Belcher and crew Will Ryan in the 470 men fleet on day 4 at the 2015 470 Open European Championships.
With the completion of a 62.8-mile lap of racing along the coast north of Barcelona, two new series leaders have once again risen to the top of the standings in two classes at the end of Day Four of competition.
Defending ISAF Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar has led his team through a faultless round at Stena Match Cup Sweden winning all 13 of his Qualifying races as the event rolls into the start of the Quarter Finals.
Over 80 teams are registered for the 2010 Star World Championship, which takes place from 12-23 January. International teams have been training in Rio for months and are praying to the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain that theirs will be the team to wrest the title from 2009 World Champions George Szabo and Rick Peters (USA). In addition to taking home the Star World Championship Trophy, one of the most coveted in all of sailing, the winning skipper is awarded the honor of displaying a gold star on his main sail.