Mange Olsson Memorial Fund was established in May 2013, in memory of the sailing legend Magnus ”Mange” Olsson who passed away in a stroke in Lanzarote 20th of April 2013.
Magnus loved sailing and the Magnus Olsson Memorial Fund was established by his family and friends to encourage and support youth individuals and organizations who work to achieve or promote success at the highest level of sailing – preferably with Magnus ’inimitable spirit and enthusiasm. The ambition is for the fund to continue to grow and many of Magnus’ friends, and the businesses he came into contact with during his sailing career, have committed their support, Sailracing being one of them.
The Mange Olsson Prize is presented annually by the Fund to a leading person, organization or project, which has achieved the highest international levels in the sport.
The Mange Olsson Prize 2014 was awarded to Torben Grael from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
In addition scholarships are awarded annually to young Swedish sailors. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to receive some mentoring support for a year, from the recipient of the Magnus Olsson Prize.
Magnus was a great sailor, a good friend and an important member of the Sail Racing Test Team during many years. We donate 10% of our revenues from the collection SAIL RACING SWE to the Mange Olsson Memorial Fund.
More info at www.mangeolssonsminnesfond.se