Boat Name: Sting
Sail: USA 127, ex. SWE 123
Year Built: 1989
Designer: Pelle Pettersson
Builder: Batbyggarna AB, Ronnang
Owner: Schooner Martha Foundation
History: Owned for many years by Swedish Olympic sailor Thomas Lunqvist, who campaigned the boat extensively throughout Europe. Sting has been strong on the 6mR World stage and epitomizes the strength of Pelle Pettersen designs - they can always be a threat for the podium. She most recently finished 2nd of 16 at the 2016 European Championships in Brunnen, Switzerland and 5th of 24 at the 2017 Vancouver Worlds both times under Russ Silvestri. Sting was donated to the Schooner Martha Foundation in February 2020 and will next compete under charter at the 2020 North Americans at Point Roberts Race Week.
Here is a partial list of her past results:
1989 World Championships, Marstrand - 11 of 37
1997 World Championships, Cannes - 12th of 22
1998 European Championships, Cowes - 7th of 13
2003 World Championships, St Tropez - 6th of 20
2005 World Championships, Sandhamn - 9th of 24
2007 World Championships, Cowes - 14th of 23
2011 World Championships, Helsinki - 4th of 10
2012 European Championships, Nynashamn - 7th of 10
2016 European Championships, Brunnen - 2nd of 16
2016 North American Championships, San Francisco - 1st of 11
2017 World Championships, Vancouver - 5th of 24