Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Danish J/70 Sailing League Act IV Finale

J/70 Denmark Sailing League winners (Skovshoved, Denmark)- It was an epic final battle for the Danish J/70 Sailing League title in Skovshoved, Denmark.  The duel between Frederikshavn and Hellerup sailing clubs went down to the wire, with Frederikshavn winning in the end, much to the delight of their delirious fans lining the waterfront on Skovshoved Harbour.

Frederikshavn Sejlklub sailed in Skovshoved with the solid team of Kris Houman (skipper), Rasmus Melsen, Søren Steen and Rasmus Damsgaard.  Hellerup Sailing Club put up a fantastic crew that included Trine Abrahamsen (skipper), Kristian Kvid Sorensen, Ida Hartvig and Nicolas Brandt Hansen.  Not only was Hellerup’s crew a highly experienced league team, but Trine Abrahamsen's big match race experience J/70 sailing league- Denmarkplayed a significant role in their epic duels with Frederikshavn. However, Trine and crew somehow could not get themselves going and firing on all cylinders, missing the cut for the FINAL SIX finale after 14 races and placing just 8th out of the 18 teams, scuttling their chances for the overall league win.

Meanwhile, Frederikshavn Sejklub sailed “lights out”, decimating the fleet with fabulous starts, brilliant tactics and eye-opening boat-handling skills.  They not only won the first round, but cleaned up in the FINAL SIX to win the regatta by one point over KDY and also win the overall Danish Sailing League championship by 7 pts!  Third for the regatta was Faaborg Sejlklub, which also enabled them to finish 5th for the overall series.  Fourth in Skovshoved was Hadsund Sejlklub, which brought them up to 6th overall in the series.

Behind FSK and HS for the overall series was KDY in third overall, followed by Kerteminde in fourth position.  Watch the Danish Sailing League highlights here on Facebook video   For more Danish J/70 Sailing League information