Category Archives: Kona

Awarded by the Swedish Sailing Federation

I received a very warm welcome home from the Swedish Sailing Federation who awarded me with their price “The Half” for best junior ranking. This price is given once a year to a young athlete who has managed to score a remarkably high position in one or many competitions throughout the season. After all hours of hard training on the water, in the gym and out in the sticks, it feels fantastic to be given this price.

Last year Adam crowned his impressive track record with a gold medal in the Kona World Championship. This he managed to achieve alongside his focus on the olympic class RSX. It is therefore no coincidence that this is the second time Adam is awarded with “The Half”. 

Read the the whole story on the Swedish Sailing Federation’s website (only in Swedish).

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Kona World Championship 2012

I have had one really nice week here in Maspalomas on Gran Canaria! The wind has been unusually light for this place. The swell on the other hand, has been unusually good and with no wind, even better. For that reason I did exchange my morning run to morning surf. It turned out to be a winning concept.

The wind continued to be light (2-6 knots) throughout the whole week except for the two last races of the very last day. The well known tourist beach of Playa Ingles was crowded. I was in second place with only 1 point to the Danish leader Tim Aagesen. I knew that he had better speed in light wind and there where no wind at all when we went in for lunch.

It almost seemed like it was all over for a while, we had no wind at all half way through lunch. Suddenly the breeze came in and all of the event flags started to move. I went from being pissed over finishing second for the third time with only one point on the worlds to be filled with hope to beat Tim. We had two more races in 15-17 knots, I won both and won the event!

Seeing that all the preparations and hard work finally paid off is a tremendous feeling. Becoming world champion has also given me a lot of publicity in the press. Even the Swedish mainstream media was interested.

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Kona Raid in the Swedish archipelago

After loads of training in Estonia and Poland, I went back home again to participate in a Kona One competition named the Kona Raid. This fun event is being held in the beautiful archipelago of Stockholm. During two sunny and windy days we sailed around the islands and finished in Sandhamn. I ended up winning the competition and I’m already looking forward to next years event.

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