World Match Racing Tour.

ISAF Special Event


Swedish
Mariehamn, Åland Islands
1967-02-17
Hansen Sailing Team

Bjorn Hansen is one of many top Scandinavian helmsmen to have featured regularly on the fixture list of the World Match Racing Tour after he started match racing in 1994. A consistent name in the top 10 on the ISAF Match Race World Rankings is testimony to how difficult he is to beat, especially at his favoured venues.

Stena Match Cup Sweden, his home event, is one such venue and it gave him his first victory on the Tour in 2007 and Sweden’s first ever winner of Match Cup Sweden, a feat he repeated in 2012. He then followed that up with the Korea Match Cup in 2011 and 2012. Those titles sit proudly alongside the 2009 Open de Espana Match Race and the 2008 Brazil Sailing Cup. Hansen enjoyed a fantastic season in 2012 finishing runner up in a year long battle with rival Ian Williams.

Bjorn Hansen and his team missed out on a place on the podium by two points in 2013 after a disappointing season finals at the Monsoon Cup. He was struck by the very same luck again in his 2014-15 campaign finishing 5th overall.

As one of the veterans of the tour, Hansen is back again with the aim to finally take the World Championship title. 

Away from the Tour, Hansen was a co-founder of the Stockholm Match Race Centre which he continues to run today.

Core Crew Members:
Gustav Tempelman (Tactician/Mainsail Trimmer)
Phillip Kai Guhle (Headsail Trimmer)
Sebastian Wedel (Pitman)
Mathias Bredin (Bowman)


 

World Match Racing Tour Results

  • 2014-15 - 5th Overall
  • 2013 - 4th Overall
  • 2012 - 2nd Overall
  • 2011 – 7th Overall
  • 2010 — 9th Overall
  • 2009 — 13th Overall
  • 2008 — 10th Overall
  • 2006/07 — 5th Overall

statistics

  • 5th - Match Race Germany '14
  • 1st – Stena Match Cup Sweden '14
  • 8th – Sopot Match Race '14
  • 4th - Chicago Match Cup '14
  • 8th - Dutch Match Cup '14
  • 5th - Argo group Gold Cup '14
  • 9th - Monsoon Cup '15
  • 6th – Match Race Germany '13
  • 9th – Korea Match Cup '13
  • 1st – Stena Match Cup Sweden '13
  • 3rd – Chicago Match Cup '13
  • 5th – Argo Group Gold Cup '13
  • 5th - Monsoon Cup '13
  • 11th – Match Race Germany '12
  • 1st – Korea Match Cup '12
  • 1st – STENA Match Cup Sweden '12
  • 3rd – Chicago Match Cup '12
  • 7th – St Moritz Match Race '12
  • 9th – Match Race France '12
  • 6th – Argo Group Gold Cup '12
  • 5th – Monsoon Cup '12
  • 12th – Match Race France '11
  • 10th – Match Race Germany '11
  • 1st – Korea Match Cup '11
  • 8th – Portimao Portugal Match Cup '11
  • 2nd – Stena Match Cup Sweden '11
  • 4th – St Moritz Match Race '11
  • 9th – Argo Group Gold Cup '11
  • 7th – Monsoon Cup '11
  • 12th – Match Race Germany '10
  • 3rd – Korea Match Cup '10
  • 10th – Portimao Portugal Match Cup '10
  • 14th – Stena Match Cup Sweden '10
  • 6th – St Moritz Match Race '10
  • 5th – Danish Open '10
  • 11th – Argo Group Gold Cup '10
  • 4th – Monsoon Cup '10
  • 12th – Match Race France '09
  • 9th – Match Race Germany '09
  • 4th – Korea Match Cup '09
  • 8th – Portimao Portugal Match Cup '09
  • 13th – Stena Match Cup Sweden '09
  • 10th – St Moritz Match Race '09
  • 11th – Argo Group Gold Cup '09
  • 2nd – Brazil Sailing Cup '08
  • 7th – Match Race Germany '08
  • 7th – Korea Match Cup '08
  • 6th – Stena Match Cup Sweden '08
  • 11th – Danish Open '08
  • 9th – St Moritz Match Race '08
  • 10th – Portugal Match Cup '08
  • 20th – Bermuda Gold Cup '08
  • 6th – Danish Open '06
  • 6th – Bermuda Gold Cup '06
  • 15th – Allianz Cup-Oracle '06
  • 6th – Monsoon Cup '06
  • 9th – Match Race Germany '07
  • 1st – Match Cup Sweden '07
  • 6th – Stena Match Cup Sweden '07
  • 11th – Portugal Match Cup '07
  • 5th – Danish Open '07
  • 2nd – Bermuda Gold Cup '08
  • 6th – Brazil Sailing Cup '08
  • 3rd – Monsoon Cup '06
 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Championship Medals
  • 1 Bronze – World Championship
  • 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze – European Championship
  • 2 Gold, 2 Silver – Nordic Championship
  • 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze – Swedish Championship
  • 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze – Finnish Championship

Other Sailing Accomplishments
  • World 11MetreOD champion 1995, Six time Archipelago Raid contender

2011
  • 1st - European Matchracing Championship
  • 5th - Berlin Match Race