Role: Flight Controller
Rasmus’ passion for sailing ignited at an early age, where his family introduced him to the sport. Since then, he has experienced an illustrious career spanning some of the biggest events in sailing – and now adds SailGP to his impressive resume.
Buoyed by several national championship wins as a youngster, Rasmus climbed the rankings of the World Match Racing Championships – before earning his place on the World Match Racing Tour and RC44 circuits.
With valuable match racing experience under his belt, Køstner joined the Italian challenger, Team Mascalzone Latino Capitalia, for the 32nd America’s Cup in 2007 – and Ericsson Racing Team as an In-Port Race tactician in the 2008-09 edition of The Ocean Race.
Køstner then switched focus to high-performance multihull sailing, where he founded the SAP Extreme Sailing Team that finished second in the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series, before taking the title in 2017. He brings an abundance of valuable experience to the Danish campaign in 2020.
2002 – World Match Racing Championships – 2nd place
2005 – 32nd America’s Cup (Mascalzone Latino Capitalia)
2008-09 – The Ocean Race (Ericsson Racing Team, Tactician)
2010 –World Championship 6M (Sophie II) – Winner
2010 – Rolex Swan 45 World Championship (Earlybird) – Winner
2015 – Extreme Sailing Series (SAP Extreme Sailing Team) – 2nd place
2017 – Extreme Sailing Series (SAP Extreme Sailing Team) – Winner
Position: Flight controller
Date of Birth: 17 May 1978
Weight: 85 kg