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Rikard Bjurström

Born 22.8.1953
Current city living in Tampere
Sport Sailing
Racing Classes 2.4mR, H-boat, Snipe
Yacht Club Näsijärven Purjehdusseura

 

Rikard was the person who introduced the boat class to Niko. He is a long-term 2.4mR sailor and also a sailmaker with his well known NEB-sails. He also produces the standard masts to 2.4mR, belongs to the one design comitee and much more. You could almost say he is the 2.4mR.

Rikard has also won the world championship in 2.4mR class. These are the reasons why Rikard is the head coach for Niko. He has got so much knowledge about the boat and class, that no one else does in this world.

Rikard has started sailing at the age of 8 so basicly he has sailed all his life. Rikard won silver in Snipe World Championship -91 Oslo, Norway.

Nova days he also the chairman of Finnish olympic- and paralympic team.