SWE 132 (now SUI 132) Sophie II


Designed by Peter Norlin and built by Jansson & Zarins in 1989, she finished 7th in the 1996 Europeans at Cannes and 2nd in the 1997 Worlds also at Cannes. In 2002 she was 2nd at Rungsted, Denmark but had then been laid up in a shed. Subsequently in 20008/9 she was bought by Hugo Stenbeck who thoroughly refitted and upgraded her at Valancia. In 2009 he took her to the Worlds at Newport, RI, winning closely by just beating Rob Gray in Scoundrel. The next year at Brunnen, Switzerland he won the European Championships and at the 2011 World Cup at Helsinki finished 3rd. He was again 3rd in 2012 at Nynashamn in the Europeans and then 4th at the 2013 Worlds at Flensburg last year.

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