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Boxing Day Race in sunny weather

The already traditional Boxing Day Race was sailed at the HSS Sailing Center on the 26th of December. This year the participants were treated with a beautiful, sunny day, with gusty and at times strong wind. Altogether 15 sailors participated, and several organizers helped make the race happen.

The competition was sailed with the Laser 16 boats as a match race, with two boats competing against each other at a time. There were some very close matches, and the shifting wind conditions kept the sailors alert at all times… The day provided entertainment not only to the participants, but also to the crowd watching from the shore! All matches were done by sunset, and the sailors and organizers were rewarded – naturally – by a warm sauna afterwards.

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Photos: Fredrik Vaahtokari

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Season 2015 at the HSS Sailing Center

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We had again an active summer and autumn at the center. Following a hugely popular try-out day in May, two beginner sailing courses were held and many new members joined the center. Through the season we enjoyed coached trainings on a weekly basis and all of the classes enjoyed at least one coached training session. The Laser16s, 606s, Elliotts, and SM40s saw frequent use in both training and racing.

Crews from the center participated in club-wide events and races, such as the Wednesday races, Champagne regatta and the Rapujuhlarace to club island Getören. In addition, the center was represented in various external fleet and match race competitions, including the 606 Nationals and ranking races, the Hanko regatta, and match race events. A G4 match race competition hosted by the center and an expertly organized crayfish party made for a great conclusion of the season.

Thanks to everyone who made 2015 again a great season with their participation!