Swedish legend Bjorn Hansen © Photo by Brian Carlin / AWMRT
Langenargen, Germany (19 May 2013): Match racing veteran Bjorn Hansen ended Qualifying in fourth place on 7.5 points. The 0.5 came about after his Mekonomen Sailing Team was docked a half point when it was ruled to have been at fault in a pre-start collision with Adam Minoprio’s Team Alpari FX on Friday.
The Stockholm-based Swede reckons this is around his seventh time at Match Race Germany, although he has yet to get to the podium at this event. Why he has yet to crack the annual German round of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour on Lake Constance perplexes Hansen: “We like these conditions normally, but there is something strange here. After last year my usual bowman said ‘never again’, so we have a new bowman here.”