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This is Sweden’s first America's bid since 1992.

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Team header: Victory Challenge

Sail numbers
SWE 63 (Örn), SWE 73 (Orm)
Club
Gamla Stans Yacht Sällskap, Sweden
Skipper
Mats Johansson
Backer
Jan Stenbeck
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Rating: 2 stars
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The Swedish campaign takes to water under tragic circumstances after principal backer and inspiration Jan Stenbeck died of a heart attack in August.

The syndicate has a Scandinavian flavour, fielding top sailors from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

And although all involved will do Stenbeck proud, Victory Challenge will cause a major surprise if it lives up to its name.


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