The Silver and Bronze winner in the Stena Match Cup

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2nd winner Williams did fight to the very end of Stena Match Cup and he as well as his crew did and amazing Match Cup.

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Marstrand at its very best. Sunshine, and the cliffs full of people watching the regatta.

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Marstrand from the seaside view.
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the bronze medalist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer Sophie Berg

Feature editor Sophie Berg

 

Stena Match Cup – The final

It was the final of the Stena Match Cup. It was the battle between the former winner Björn Hansen and Ian Williams .

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Bjrön Hansen in the Handelsbanken boat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hansen got a very good start on Williams. Before the start, both of the boats tried to take position. It was tension and they laid close to the cliffs. They moved and watch each other very carefully. Williams got one penalty that influenced his game.

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Björn Hansen in the Handelsbanken boat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For sure the match was close, of course, it was an important flight for them both, competing about the trophy

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Björn Hansen – Receiving the price for the Stena Match Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They both went close to the first mark and watch each other carefully, fighting to be the first one. All the way until crossing the finishing line, they were close watching the other and one’s position very carefully. Hansen was the first one to cross the line and after that he was met by a strong sound from the Hansen hill supporters. He sailed down to meet his fans and later he went on to meet the audience on Marstrand, cheering for his victory.

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The Hansen boat receives the applauds from the audience.

 

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Björn Hansen – at the moment of winning, first minutes talking to the media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a sunny and nice day, and Hansens victory was a shared joy for many people on Marstrand. His boat entered by media and instantly he gave interviews and lots of boat congratulated him.

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Björn Hansen-receiving the Stena Match Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hansen received a check and a trophy and he receive applauds from the audience in a rain of the champagne.

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Björn Hansen- receives the Stena Match Cup check.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Björn Hansen with the Stena Match Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winner of Stena Match Cup- the crew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winner- Happy crew.