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Filip BLOMQUIST
Skipper FIN-1Finland

Filip is from Turku, Finland and is a member of Sea Scout Ship Scoutkåren Pojkarna of the Finlands Svenska Scouter r.f. He has been active in scouting for 11 years and has earned the rank of Rover. He just graduated from Katedralskolan i Åbo.

His school is coming about nicely and he have gotten lots of good grades. In school he has taken a additional courses in German, physics, chemistry, math and social studies. He has also been participating in his schools team for a business competition. With his physics group he took part in an excursion to CERN.

He has now worked 4 summers as a sailing coach at his local sailing club and also participated in many courses in sailing and sea-life in general.

In scouting he is a group leader for younger scouts and participate in most of the camps.

He stated “I think that my interests would be a great match for this event and I think that we would make a really great team to sail against. Me and my teammate use most of our free-time in summer sailing and participating in all kinds of sailing competitions.”

I also think that my long background in scouting is a positive. In addition he have been interested in boats since he was a little kid.

He participated in the 2016 Koch Cup and he thinks it is one of the best experiences he has ever had and he feels it is a dream come true once again to participate.

He has been sailing for 10 years. In the summer months he participate almost every week in local competitions and about once a month in bigger nationwide competitions. He has raced in Optimist, Zoom8, Laser, 5.5m, 6mr and also in various other keel-boats and dinghies.


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Oscar NORSTRÖM
Crew FIN-01Finland

Oscar is from Turku, Turku, Finland and is a member of Scoutkåren Pojkarna. He has been active in scouting for 3years and has earned the rank of Rover. He just graduated from Katedralskolan i Åbo.

He is a group leader in his scouting organization with his teammate Filip and their group consists of boys aging from 12-14. Other scouting- accomplishments include the last Koch Cup in which we finished third.

Highlights in his academic career include a school-business competition and a trip to Switzerland to visit CERN the European Organization for Nuclear Research. This trip was done as part of a physics course. He has also taken advanced studies in Math, Physics, English, German and Geography with good grades. His upcoming matriculation exam is also quite the highlight.

He us very interested in sail racing and his summers consist of working and competing. The 2016 Koch cup in Long Beach was one of the best things he has ever done, and he really looks forward to experience the competition and event once again. With the time and effort Oscar and his teammate have put in to practice sailing, he thinks that our team would have a chance to compete.

He has been sailing for 5 years weekly in local events (in the summer) and other nationwide competitions a few times per summer.