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Frederik LÖÖF (SWE)

Frederik LÖÖF (SWE)Having sailed a leading position in the Finn Class for many years, he jumped ship 9 months ago to the Star Class and stunned all by immediately taking the runner up positions in the northern hemisphere's opening Grade 1 events, to be followed by an outstanding win at the Star Europeans and then the Worlds - outclassing even last year's male World Sailor of the Year title holders.

The Achievements of Frederik Lööf

August 2001- Star World Championship - Grade W event - 1st
July 2001 - Star European Championships - Grade 1 event - 1st
June 2001 - Kieler Woche - Grade 1 event - 4th
May 2001 - Spa Regatta Grade 1 event - 2nd
April 2001 - Spring Championship of Western Hemisphere - Grade 1 event - 6th

Name Frederik LÖÖF
Date of Birth 25550
Where were you born? Kristineham, Sweden
Age started sailing 3
Age started racing 7
What inspired you to take up sailing? Playing around in the water at a young age
How did you buy your first boat? My dad built my first Optimist
Which was your first sailing club? KSS Kristinehamns Kanot Seglare
First boat sailed? Optimist
First boat raced? Optimist
First Event competed in? A distance race at my home club
First Event won? Club Championship in an Optimist
Principle achievements? Finn Olympic Medal 2000
Principle achievements? 1st Finn Worlds 1994, 1997, 1999
Principle achievements? 1st Star Europeans and Worlds 2001
Principle achievements? 2nd Finn Worlds 1993, 1995, 1998
Principle achievements? 3rd Finn Worlds 1996
Detail the personal highlights of your sailing career to date? As above
Future sailing aspirations? Olympics 2004, America's Cup and perhaps Volvo Ocean Race
Briefly state what sailing means to you? Ever since a young age sailing has meant everything to me
Who's had the greatest impact or inspiration in your sailing career and why? Pelle Pettersson - Great Sailor in the 70's (Swedish)
Who's had the greatest impact or inspiration in your sailing career and why? Ingemar Stenmark - Perhaps the best skier in the world ever
Who do you consider to be your sailing hero if any? Paul Elvstrom
What other sports do you participate in outside of sailing? Skiing, Mountain Biking
Who do you consider to be the greatest sailor in the World and why? Paul Elvstrom - His mental attitude to the sport was great
Briefly state what being nominated for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award 2001 means to you? I am honoured and very excited
If voted as the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2001, briefly say what will this mean to you? It would be a great privilege to be recognised on this world stage amongst such great names/achievements that have previously won this Award.
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