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Johnie Berntsson
WS Ranking 7
Berntsson Sailing Team

GKSS – Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club  

Johnie Berntsson started his sailing career in optimistic dinghy, but quickly jumped over to the keel boat at the age of 12. Since then he has raced at local level to gradually broaden the competition arena within Sweden and then also within Europe.

Berntsson began to experience match racing in 1997 and have since then been sailing all over the world in different match racing events, in between sharing his time as a major supporter of “Get Kids on Board,” a Swedish youth sailing program.

Berntsson is the two times champion in King Edward VII Gold Cup and has won the Swedish, Scandinavian and European championships. 

In February 2012, the Swedish Sailing Federation crowned Berntsson and his crew “Swedish Sailors of the Year.”

Berntsson is returning for his 11th Congressional Cup appearance, seeking his second Crimson Blazer to match the one he won in 2009.

6th Congressional Cup ‘06
2nd Congressional Cup ‘07
2nd Congressional Cup ‘08
1st Congressional Cup ‘09
7th Congressional Cup ‘11
8th Congressional Cup ‘12
7th Congressional Cup ‘14
9th Congressional Cup ‘16
2nd Congressional Cup ‘17
4th Congressional Cup ‘18

6th  World Match Racing Tour ’18, Regata de Portugal, Lisbon, POR
1st  GKSS Autumn Cup ‘18, Langedrag, Gothenburg, SWE
10th  World Match Racing Tour ’18, Match Cup Norway, Marstrand, SWE
8th  World Match Racing Tour ’18, GKSS Match Cup Sweden, Marstrand, 
 2nd  Argo Group Gold Cup, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club ‘18, BER
2nd  Ficker Cup ’18, Long Beach, USA
4th  Malvarrosa Match Cup Real Club Nautico ‘18, Valencia, ESP