WS Ranking 8
ESSIQ Racing Team
Nicklas Dackhammar started out with the Optimist in his youth, sailed a couple of Worlds getting a 5th and 9th in 2003 and 2005. He then moved on towards the Europe dingy and pretty fast reached the top, sailing Worlds and European championships.
During high school, Dackhammar moved into the 470 class and started a campaign towards the London 2012 Olympics, nearly getting there.
After 2012Dackhammar started to sail match-racing with friends and also tried out the 49er for some time. He felt more and more for the match-racing part and ended up getting further committed. In 2014 he sailed his first WMRT regatta in Marstrand in DS 37 and in 2017, he and his all-Swedish Essiq Racing Team wrote their name in the history books, as they became the first name to be scratched on to the WMRT Regata de Portugal Trophy.
2018 has been a good year for Essiq Racing Team leading the World Match Racing Tour ranking and climbing up the ladder in the ISAF ranking as well.
Jacob Wilson - Tactician
Gerry Mitchell - Main
Pontus Dackhammar - Trim
Fredrik Aurell - Pit
Erik Malmberg - Bow
1st World Match Racing Tour ’18, Regata de Portugal, Lisbon, POR
4th World Match Racing Tour ’18, Match Cup Norway, Marstrand, SWE
3rd World Match Racing Tour ’18, GKSS Match Cup Sweden, Marstrand, SWE
6th Argo group Gold Cup ‘18, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, BER