The spectacular town of Båstad, Sweden and the Båstad Marina hosted the 2016 Farr 30 International Regatta as well as the Swedish National Championship beginning August 3rd with 4 great race days. The fleet of 12 boats was quickly divided and the title was battled out between 5 of the boats with leads that changed daily.
Dr Harald Bruening and his team on "Topas" looked like the favorite from the start and sailed a clinically clean race. However, going into the final day, there was only 1 point difference between the top teams. "Accountor" was in the lead at the end of day 3 but was forced over the line in the first race on the final day which cost them the lead. "Happy Yachting", the incumbent Swedish Champion was close behind onpoints and only boat lengths behind in most races but the most spectacular team was the young boys from Germany with the boat "H.E.A.T" that never gave up. They won the prize on Thursday's memorial race for the late Jan Hagg (the first owner of a Farr30 in Sweden) for best performance after a bad start and were second to last over the line but finished 3rd that day.