M32 Hydra Sailing went from 12 knots to zero in less than a second yesterday on the penultimate day of the M32 Scandie Series in Gothenburg, proving yet again that even the most space-age autoclaved carbon fiber is no match for a big piece of steel. You can see the highlights from a day of light-air racing here, but if you really want entertainment, stand by for the final day of action, coming at 1400 CET today. 20 knots of cold breeze is pumping up the river and the final four/double-points format means it ain’t over til the hot blonde Swedish girl sings.
I did my part last night to keep things interesting on the course today, topping up the dominant US-One team’s champagne glasses until daybreak at the hottest club in town. Will a hangover make a difference to the results? Only one way to find out. Swedish AC and match race legend Magnus Holmberg will join me in the booth for the day’s call; click ‘play’ above and enjoy.