Kerma won the classic

2012-07-03 - ÅF Offshore Race SK95 Kerma, the oldest boat in the fleet, won the Classic Class from Jacob Wallenberg`s Regina.

Kerma`s skipper Carl-Henrik Ahlin is very happy about the victory:- We have a crew of eight people, mainly relatively young guys, plus Peter Norlin and my father. We had some adventures on the way such as a broken halyard, a spinnaker with a large tear and a half-destroyed genoa, but we fixed them all. We had good boat speed all the way and a tough few tacks, mainly down to the island of Gotland. We gained a lot by taking the wind shifts toward the coast. We sailed side by side with Britt-Marie off Visby and topped twelve knots. 

And now we actually gets two regatta dinners! - one with the Classic gang and then the big dinner on Wednesday, says Carl-Henrik.

Although Johnny Vincent in Pace threatened in ORC A, he was pipped by Camilla from Gothenburg under Johan Frost.

– It feels absolutely fantastic. We had good conditions and very good pressure in the sails all the way to Visby, says Johan. 

SRS B was an exciting story. Solsidan with Magnus Woxén took the line honour, but was beaten on corrected time by Blå´s. The SRS C was a home win - La Dolce Vita with KSSS sailor Per Lindstedt defeated last year's class winner Vindile.