Anders Björkqvist


Name : Anders Björkqvist
Country : Sweden
Sail n° : SWE-877
Age : 44
Height : 183 cm
Weight : 92 kg

Disciplines :
  • speed

Home spot

Straight from my home, the Kungsbacka fjord delivers 40+ knots runs. Mostly challenging conditions in moderate chops. When doing speed, slalom and course-racing, bring some weed fins. (Or pay a visit to my +100 fin storage).

Little story about you

Monty said in Dungervan, at the European Speed Championship in 2009: "Anders, when you get tired of the stuff you are using, give me a call". One year later the first Loft Sails arrived with air cargo from China to Onsala in West Sweden, one day before I left for the final Speed World Cup in Port St Louis. The Racing Blade made me up to 2 knots faster straight away, and the wind register was wider than all other sails that I have used before.

Favorite spot

The Speed World Cup venue 2007, 2008 and 2009. Paradise Bay aka Devils bay or Afiartis. Super gusty but still totally crazy good place to be. The airport one leg downwind, the storage 30 metres from the speedstrip, the 1,5 Euro bar at the beach and venue deliver consistent winds over 25 knots 7 days a week.

Why ride Loftsails gear?

The Loft Sails equipment is versatile. The wind range is huge and it has the high speed capacity, year after year. Maybe that is why I keep almost all sails. I love them all. I have six or seven Racing Blades in the 8,6 m2 size only ... They are fantastic  in speed up 38 knots in wind up to 30. I have used the Loft Racing Blade 9.5 2012 in Weymouth the last two years when it is super light winds. That is quality. But I think my new favourite is the Racing Blade 9.4 2018. And Oxygen and Raceboard Blades. Just amazing.

His gear

Raceboardblade 2017 & 2018

Sizes: 8.5 m2 - 9.5 m2 - 9.5 m2
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Racingblade 2018

Sizes: 5.0 m2 - 5.6 m2 - 6.3 m2 - 7.0 m2 - 7.8 m2 - 8.6 m2 - 9.4 m2
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