Summer of 2003 – One month in Sweden

It started with the Swedish Match Cup at Marstrand. After a bit of a rest from Match Racing, I signed up to be tactician for Peter Holmberg in this great event. We had Mike Sanderson on the main, Robbie Naismith on the genoa and spinnaker and Jared Henderson on the bow. Actually, everyone was all over the place. Those are just the positions we started out each race in.

The format had two groups of eight competitors with each group racing a round robin. The winners of each group got a bye and were seeded right into the quarterfinals and the losers went home. The other six teams from each group raced a best of 5 knockout series. We raced Paolo Cian of Italy in that series and won 3-0. Now we were into the quarterfinals where we faced the winner of our round robin, James Spithill and his team. We managed to beat Spithill 2-1 and move along to face Chris Law in the semi