30 May 2015 - Åmål, Sweden - Three races in really rainy, moist, cold and windy conditions on the second day of the 2015 Doyle Sails Melges 24 Nordic Trophy first event in Amal, Sweden. The fleet enjoyed big waves and downwind speeds of 15+ knots. Norwegian Peder Nergaard's Blow Henry Lloyd is holding its leadership.
Rett Rundt Hjørnet NOR 732 helmed by Herman Horn-Johannessen had drama at the lake on the 4th race (1st race of today) and the first downwind leg. Pushing hard their lower rudder gudgeon bolt snapped and the rudder tilted heavily. Came to harbor and the boat now under repair.
See the video with Herman Horn-Johannessen - interviewed by Tomi Hakola.
NOR-787 Blow Henry Lloyd helmed by Peder Nergaard in Portoroz, Slovenia - photo IM24CA/Zerogradinord - Mauro Melandri
In the standings NOR-787 Blow Henry Lloyd helmed by Peder Nergaard continued his good pace snatching a 3,1,1. Now after six races "Blow" has 8pts. Just 2 points behind is Team Baghdad II NOR400 helmed by Kristoffer Spone. Spone took one bullet, 2, 4. Behind Spone overall third is Team Baghdad NOR600 helmed by Kristian Nergaard with 14pts (2,3,2).
Day 3 tomorrow will be interesting with a forecast of SW winds. Velocity appr 20+ knots.
See the video with Tomas Skålén, local organizer and 4th at the moment in ranking. He describes weather conditions and the shape of the Swedish Melges 24 fleet looking forward to the Melges 24 World Championship 2015 in Denmark.