One of Sweden's most prominent Finn sailors has passed away. After a brief illness, Boris Jacobson died on Sunday 11 February. He was 75.
In the 1960s Boris was one of the best sailors in the Finn class. He was born in Uppsala where the Finn itself was born and was a product of Rickard Sarby's team in Uppsala. Boris was the European champion in 1962 and 1963, and was the runner-up at the Finn Gold Cup, also in 1962 and 1963. "Boran" was the Swedish champion no less than five times.
He represented Sweden at the Olympics in 1964 - Enoshima, Japan, where he placed 14th.
Many current sailors probably remember him as presenting the prizes at the Finn class 60th Anniversary Regatta in Uppsala in 2009.
Swedish sailing has lost one of its greatest Finn sailors and the Finn class has lost a former champion.
In this sad time, our thoughts go to Boris Jacobson's family.
Boris Jacobson September 13, 1937 to February 11, 2013