About me




My name is Anders Dahlsjö I’m born 1972 and I live in Onsala, south of Gothenburg in Sweden, with my wife Malin and our two daughters.

The last couple of years, after VOR 08/09 I have been working as a mechanical design engineer at Volvo Penta and sailing various match racing and keelboat regattas, as a part of Berntsson sailing team I was 3d on the World Match Racing Tour 2011. For 2012 I made a successful racing program with my own boat mainly on doublehanded races on the Swedish westcoast and in Norway.

In the 2008/2009 Volvo Ocean race I finished 4th onboard Ericssons Nordic entry E3 where I sailed as a bowman. But I erned a lot of respect for my helming capabilities, especially heavy air downwind and reaching where I shared duties with Magnus Olsson, our skipper. Besides sailing I was responsible for the boats “interior systems” together with the boatcaptain, Jens Dolmer and primary responsible for onboard boat building repair. The VOR was an awesome experience and I would love to get another go at getting podium position.

My professional sailing career started 2000 with the Swedish Americas cup challenge (Victory Challenge). Were I was one of the creators of the challenge, as I had been sailing since 1997 for Mr Jan H Stenbeck who was the main sponsor for the challenge. My first responsibility was to find a boat and suitable designers, among them Mani Frers. Within Victory Challenge I was in charge of first our training boat, former NZL-38 and kept her in a sailing condition for the team’s crew training and crew testing program. As the syndicate grew bigger I focused more on sailing and became boat captain on SWE-73 Orm that Victory Challenge used for most of the challenger series 2002 in Auckland.

As a former competitive swimmer for eleven years I’m an excellent crewmember with 194 cm of length and 95 kg weight, I’m fit to do hard fycical work aswell as trimming, helming and navigation. On the Victory Challenge I sailed as mastman on every single race we participated in.

I graduated from Chalmers technical university in Gothenburg 1994 and have worked a total of 9 years as a mechanical design engineer with Semcon engineering in Gothenburg. My technical knowledge with boats is good as I was boatcaptain for the AC campaigns trainingboat (ex. NZL 38) and SWE 73. For NZL 38 I was running the maintenance program and structural examinations as we were limited with personnel.

Since 2003 when the cup campaign was over I went back to my old profession as a mechanical designer at Volvo Penta in Gothenburg. But I kept myself busy sailing match racing and different regattas, see my merits below. In 2004 I ran a project to win Tjörn Runt, Sweden’s biggest sailing event (boat wise), sailed 21 august 2004. Where we were the all over  winners of the race and got a lot of media attention.

In 2005 I joined Victory Challenge for a second challenge for the Americas Cup. I  worked as boat captain and sailed as mast man on all the ACT regattas. I also sailed as bowman in Magnus Holmberg’s matchracingcrew on the World tour events.

I have been sailing since I was a kid but the interest really took off during watching the 93-94 Whitbread round the world race. I decided I wanted to do more offshore sailing and planed an Atlantic crossing. After military services I left Sweden with three friends from the military to sail south, with the same boat I later was successful racing and in 2004 won Tjörn runt. We sailed to the Canaries Islands but of budget reasons never crossed to the West Indies. On the tour back we sailed through the Azores and being bored with light weather we decided to wait for a low-pressure to hopefully be able to hang on up to England. The first 48 hours we averaged 10 knots SOG. We arrived back in Sweden April 30, 1995. After this I was hooked.


SAILING MERITS


2016                     2nd on big course, Tjörn runt
2016                     8th on World Matchraing Tour with WAR, M32s
2015                     3de, Match cup Sweden with Kieth Swinton
2015                     M32 Series with WAR
2015                     Winner Göteborg Open Sea Race, Dominant 105
2015                     F18 Worlds, Kiel
2015                     F18, Stockholm Archipelago raid.
2014                     Winner Barts bash, M32, Wallén racing.
2014                     Winner M32 Cup, Skandinavian series, Wallén Racing

2014                     3d in class 11th over all, Tjörn                                  runt, Dominant 105
2014                     Winner class, 2nd over all,                                      Hermanö Runt, Dominant 105
2014                     Winner M32-Gold Cup, Miami,                                 Wallén Racing
2013                     2nd Swedish, Champion of champions, tactician/trim.
2013                     Winner class, 7th overall, Round Tjörn race, Dominant 105, skipper/helmsman.
2013                     4th ORCi class3 European championship in Sandhamn,        Landmark 43 doing bow.
2013                     Winner Round Gotland now ÅF offshore race, ORCi, Landmark 43 doing bow.
2013                     2nd ORCi Swedish championship, Landmark 43 doing bow.
 


2012                     Delivery of Puma MarMostrum VO70 from Hönö(Sweden) to  Hamble(GBR)
2012                     3d Swedish, Champion of champions, bow
2012                     St Moritz match cup, Berntsson sailing team, bow
2012                     Chicago Match cup, Berntsson sailing team, bow
2012                     2d class, 3de overall, Pantaenius Bohusrace, doublehanded race
2012                     Winner class, 2d over all, Watski Skagerrack 2 Star, doublehanded race
2012                     11th Fearder race from Oslo, Dominant 105, skipper.
2012                     2d Big boat race, Marstrand, Dominant 105, skipper/helm.
2012                     Congressional Cup in Long Beach CA, Berntsson sailing team, bow.

2011                     Swedish sailor of the year, Berntsson Sailing Team
2011                     Nordic Championships, Albin Express as tactician
2011                     3d World Matchracing Tour with Johnie Berntsson, bow

2011                     Winner Transatlantic Race, IRC3-class on Zaraffa, bow
2011                     Block Island Race on R/P-66 Zaraffa, bow

2010                     Winner, doublehanded class, Gothenburg offshore race
2010                     4th Swedish open championship in Express, swedens biggest onedesign keelboatclass
2010                     Class Winner, 5th total, Watski Skagerrack 2star, doublehanded offshore race

2009                     ClassWinner, Tjörn runt, 5th total, with 40fot C/R as skipper helmsman.

2008-2009            4th Volvo Ocean Race, on E3 as bowman and helmsman.

2007                     2d Match Cup Sweden with Magnus Holmberg, bow.
2007                     5th Louis Vuitton Cup with Victory Challenge, mastman

2006                     2d Portugal match cup with Magnus Holmberg, bow
2006                     ACT 10-12 in Valencia, with Victory Challenge as mast man & boat captain
2006                     5: e Brazil Sailing Cup with Magnus Holmberg, bow
2005                     6: e Monsoon Cup, Malaysia, match racing with Magnus Holmberg, pitt
2005                     2: d Swedish Match Cup in Marstrand with Magnus Holmberg, bow
2005                     ACT 4&5 in Valencia, ACT 6&7 in Malmö and ACT 8&9 in Trapani with Victory Challenge as mast man and boat captain.
2005                     Cento Cup on Sicily with Johnnie Berntsson as tactician, main trim
2004                     Winner Tjörn Runt with 40fot cruiser/racer as skipper, helmsman.
2004                     Portugal Match Cup, Cascais with Chris Law as bowman
2004                     4th Swedish Match Cup, Marstrand with Chris Law as bowman
2004                     8th X-99 Nordic Championship in Bogense Denmark as tactician and main trimmer
2003                     Winner Gothenburg offshore race, IMS & LYS class with X-99
2003                     X-99 Worlds in Sandefjord Norway as tactician and main trimmer on SWE-593
2003                     Winner Swedish match Cup, Marstrand with Chris Law as bowman
2003                     1: st monohull Round Gotland race with BOLS 93-fot Maxi, Grinder, trimmer
2003                     3: de Nations Cup with Magnus Holmberg, match racing, in Trieste as mast man
2000-2003            Mast man and boat captain Swedish Americas Cup campaign
2002                     Louis Vuitton Cup, all races as mast man on Victory Challenge
2001                     Cup boat training
2001                     2: d Tjörn runt (Sweden’s biggest sailingevent) with Mumm 36
2001                     IMS- European championships in Marstrand sailed as Trimmer, tactician on ILC 40.
2000                     Cup boat training
2000                     Winner Tjörn runt (Sweden’s biggest sailing event) with Mumm 36
1999                     Matchracing training and competition as bowman, tailer.
1999                     3: de IMS- Swedish open championships as pitman on Mumm 36
1998                     Crewtraining Farr 50 sailed as mastman, midbow and pitman.
1998                     Winner Mumm 36 class, Round Gotland Race as Navigator, trimmer.
1998                     Winner IMS- Swedish open championships doing mostly downwindtrim on Mumm 36.
1997                     2: d 6mR worlds in Cannes doing maintrim and runners.
1997                     Winner 6mR Open European Championships in Cannes doing maintrim and runners.
1995-1997            Skipper and helmsman of 40 foot cruiser/racer. 2 time winner of Swedish westcoast series sailing under LYS handicap.