At a press conference this morning, Danish helm Nicolai Sehested revealed an all-star crew consisting of Olympic medallists, World Champions and round-the-world racers who will fly the Danish flag in the global racing league in 2021-22.
Sehested confirmed that he will once again be joined by Rasmus Køstner, Martin Kirketerp, brothers Hans-Christian Rosendahl and Lars-Peter Rosendahl, and Tom Johnson in Season 2. Hailing from Perth, Australia, but currently living in Denmark, Johnson is the only international member of a majority Danish crew.
And Sehested announced that the roster will also feature Danish Olympic medallists Anne-Marie Rindom and Katja Salskov-Iversen, the two successful candidates who will be immersed with the team during the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix following the Denmark SailGP Team female selection camp.
New additions bring more Olympic medals to the crew
Rindom is a two-time World Championship winner and the 2019 World Sailor of the Year, who competes in the Laser Radial class. She won a bronze medal at Rio 2016, and is currently preparing to race at Tokyo Olympics later this year.
And, Salskov-Iversen, who raced in the Olympic 49erFX class alongside Jena-Mai Hansen, and also took home a bronze medal from Brazil, a year before winning the World Championships in 2017.
The initial phase of SailGP’s female development programme consisted a selection camp in Quiberon, France, in February 2021 – and the next stage will see Rindom and Salskov-Iversen immersed in the team for the opening Grand Prix in Bermuda.
Following the opening event, at least one of the athletes will be selected to join Denmark SailGP Team for the rest of SailGP Season 2.