Hansen sets pace in Marstrand

Björn Hansen, defending champion and four-time winner of Stena Match Cup Sweden, has set the pace on day one of Qualifying at the third World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT).

Hansen and his Nautiska Racing posted 5 wins and 1 loss to finish on top of the leader-board. Eric Monnin Team SailBox from Switzerland and former World Champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One both posted 4-2, with defending World Champion Ian Williams (GBR) winning his first 3 matches.

"There is an old expression that says that if you win Qualifying you don't win the event. Things have gone our way today and that's not how we usually start this event. But we are really excited about our results today." commented Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Nautiska Racing.