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Spectators came in droves for repechage day at the Swedish round of the World Match Racing Tour, lounging in swim suits on boats and on the rocks overlooking the race area as eight teams battled for two remaining quarter final spots. Just four of the seven flight repechage had been completed, by the end of the day, with Sebastien Col, Ian Williams, Johnie Berntsson and Peter Wibroe all ending with three wins. 

Danish sailor Peter Wibroe was delighted to be still in the hunt, as he’d received a late invite so had less preparation time than other teams. “I am satisfied with how we are going. We know the boats well and our boat handling and tactics have been good. We love being here having followed the event for many years from back home in Denmark. The venue is just perfect. Tomorrow will be a really tough day as 6 teams could still get through. It will probably be light in the morning when we race but we’re comfortable with light and shifty. It is all still to play for.”

Reining Swedish champion Mattias Rahm and current tour leader Adam Minoprio scored two wins apiece, whilst Bjorn Hansen and Francesco Bruni went away empty handed. Pic from Dan Ljungsvik and plenty more here.