Scandinavian Gold Cup

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Scandinavian Gold Cup

Scandinavian Gold Cup is a sailing race held annually for 5.5 metre yachts. It is a nation race, meaning that each participant nation can send only one boat/team. Despite its name, it has been an international competition almost through its entire history, and participating is not limited to Scandinavian nations. The event has been held every year since 1919 (with exception of 1920 and 1940–46) making it one of the oldest active sailing trophies.

The Cup was originally established by one of the oldest Finnish yacht clubs, Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK) in 1919, to celebrate newly achieved Finnish independence, promote sailing and improve relations between Finnish and Swedish yacht racers. At first, the Cup was a challenge competition between Finland and Sweden and it was raced with 40m² Skerry cruisers. First event was won by Swedes. In 1922, Finns decided to give the trophy for now-popular International 6 Metre class. It was intended to replace older One Ton Cup as an international prize for smaller, more affordable racing yachts. 1926 was first year when competitors came outside Nordic countries and Cup was soon established as one of the most coveted in sailing world, attracting famous designers and competitors, including America's Cup winners.

By end of the 1930s, increasing costs began to decrease popularity of 6mR class and it was gradually replaced by cheaper 5 Metre and 5.5 Metre classes. Gold Cup was raced with 5.5 metre boats from 1953 onwards. It has continued to be raced annually, with exception of 1986, when two competitions were held. 2006 Cup was held in Netherlands, involved 11 nations and was for the first time won by a Dutch team.

Editions[edit]

40m² Skerry cruiser[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1919
1920 not held
1921

6 metre[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1922 Horten  Irene 5 (NOR)
E. Lunde
1923 Horten  Elisabeth 4 (NOR)
1924 Hankø  Konkret (SWE)
G. Lofmark
1925 Marstand  Elisabeth 6 (NOR)
1926 Hankø  Lanai (USA)
H. Whiton
1927 Oyster Bay  May-Be (SWE)
Sven Salén
1928 Sandhamn  Figaro V (NOR)
Claus Frimann-Dahl
1929 Horten  Ingegerd (SWE)
Hakon Reuter
1930 Gothenburg  Ian (SWE)
Arvid Schulz
1931 Marstand  Abu (NOR)
Johan Anker
1932 Hankø  Abu (NOR)
Magnus Konow
1933 Hankø  KSSS 33 (SWE)
Sven Salén
1934 Sandhamn  White Lady (NOR)
Magnus Konow
1935 Hankø  Vigri (NOR)
Magnus Konow
1936 Hankø  Indian Scout (USA)
H. Whiton
1937 Oyster Bay  Lulu (USA)
B. Cunningham
1938 Oyster Bay  Goose (USA)
Georg Nichols
1939 Helsinki  Goose (USA)
Georg Nichols, Jr.
1940 not held
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947 Oyster Bay  Goose (USA)
B. Cunningham
1948 Oyster Bay  Goose (USA)
B. Cunningham
1949 Hankø  May-Be VI (SWE)
Claës-Henrik Nordenskiöld
1950 Sandhamn  Trickson 6 (SWE)
Arvid Laurin
1951 Helsinki  Elisabeth X (NOR)
F. Ferner
1952 Hankø  Elisabeth X (NOR)
F. Ferner

5.5 metre[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1953 Hankø  Ian IX (SWE)
Claes Turitz
1954 Marstrand  Ian IX (SWE)
Claes Turitz
1955 Sandhamn  Twins VII (ITA)
Massimo Oberti
1956 Genua  Norna VIII (NOR)
Finn Christian Ferner
1957 Hankø  Flame (USA)
Robert Mosbacher
1958 Kemah  Sabre (USA)
E. B. Fay
1959 Sandhamn  Rush V (SWE)
Lars Thörn
1960 Marstand  Wasa (SWE)
Per Gedda
1961 Helsinki  Nowa (SWE)
Folke Wassén
1962 Marstand  Pride (USA)
E. B. Fay
1963 Galveston Bay  Pride (USA)
E. B. Fay
1964 Sandhamn  Flame (USA)
Albert Fay
1965 Long Island Sound  Pride (USA)
Albert Fay
1966 Hankø  Pride (USA)
E. B. Fay
1967 Montagu Bay  Wasa III (SWE)
Sundelin brothers
1968 Sandhamn  Fram IV (NOR)
Crown Prince Harald of Norway
Stein Föjen
Eirik Johannesen
1969 Hankø  Pam (AUS)
Gordon Ingate
1970 Sydney  Nemesis (USA)
R. E. Turner III
1971 Long Island Sound  Tiger (USA)
R. E. Turner III
1972 Hankø  Southern Cross (AUS)
Frank Tolhurst
1973 Lysekil  Sundance (USA)
E. B. Fay
1974 Sydney  John B (BAH)
Robert Symonette
1975 Hankø  Antares (AUS)
Mick Morris
1976 Hankø  Arunga (AUS)
Frank Tolhurst
1977 Benodet  John B (BAH)
Robert Symonette
1978 Sandhamn  Arunga III (AUS)
Frank Tolhurst
1979 Hankø  Wildfire (USA)
Albert Fay
1980 Sydney  Arunga III (AUS)
Frank Tolhurst
1981 Nassau  Wildfire (USA)
Albert Fay
1982 Hankø  Ballymena (BAH)
Robert Symonette
1983 Hankø  Ballymena (BAH)
Robert Symonette
1984 Portocervo  Alzira (SUI)
Willy Vollenweider
1985 Newport Beach  Helena (FIN)
Tom Jungell
Markus Mannström
Sakari Harima
1986 Newport (58th)  Jan VI (AUS)
Bruce Ritchie
1986 Helsinki (59th)[a]  Tre gubbar (FIN)
Jussi Gullichsen
Peter Fazer
Robert Mattsson
1987 Hankø  Gorgi (USA)
Robert Mosbacher
1988 Lausanne  Artemis (SUI)
Ronald Pieper
1989 Houston  Gorgi (FIN)
Henrik Lundberg
Tom Borenius
Brage Jansson
1990 Torquay  Alfredo (NOR)
Kalle Nergaard
1991 Newport  Thunderbunny (USA)
Michael Haines
1992 Nassau  Alfredo (NOR)
Kalle Nergaard
Kristian Nergaard
Harry Melges
1993 Hankø  Zenda Corn (NOR)
Kalle Nergaard
1994 Crouesty  Zenda Corn (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
1995 Hanko  DoDoToo (FIN)
Henrik Dahlman
Henrik Lundberg
Tom Borenius
1996 Hankø  My Shout (USA)
Glen Foster
1997 Key Biscayne  Zenda Corn (NOR)
John Platou
1998 Cowes  My Shout (USA)
Glen Foster
Mark Cowell
Bill Bennett
1999 Torbole  My Shout (USA)
Glen Foster
Ron Rosenberg
Bill Bennett
2000 Medemblik  John B Once Again (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Lars Petter Fjeld
Craig Symonette
Harald Baars
2001 Flensburg  John B Once Again (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Craig Symonette
Lars Horn Johannesen
2002 Helsinki  Marie-Françoise XV (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
Jürg Christen
Daniel Stampfli
2003 Thun  Artemis X (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Harry Melges
Petter Fjeld
2004 Hankø  Artemis X (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Ralph Junker
Peter Hauff
2005 Sydney  Ali-Baba (SUI)
Bruno Marazzi
Flavio Marazzi
Renato Marazzi
2006 Medemblik  Maitresse (NED)
Hans Nadorp
Erik Wesselman
Frans van Schellen
2007 Sanremo  Ali Baba (SUI)
Bruno Marazzi
2008 Nassau  Artemis X (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
2009 Hanko  Artemis X (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
2010 Torbole  Artemis XIV (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Peer Moberg
Petter Mørland Pedersen
2011 Helsinki  Kan-Bej 2 (FIN)
Kenneth Thelen
Thomas Hallberg
Robert Nyberg
 Artemis X (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Trond Solli-Sæther
Peer Moberg
 Caracole (FRA)
Bernard Haissly
Nicolas Berthoud
Daniel Stampfli
2012 Boltenhagen  Addam 4 (FIN)
Johan Gullichsen
 Norway
Kristian Nergaard
 France
Bernard Haissly
2013 Curaçao  Artemis X (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
2014 Porto Santo Stefano  Mission Possible (GER)
Markus Wieser
 Marie-Françoise XVIII (SUI)
Juerg Menzi
 Artemis XIV (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
  1. ^ Scandinavian Gold Cup was held twice in 1986

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