The inside story of the Denmark SailGP Team

Jonathan Turner
23 July 2020
GC32 launch in Aarhus

SailGP and Team ROCKWOOL Racing have launched a new, behind-the-scenes mini documentary series covering the inside story of the Denmark SailGP Team, presented by ROCKWOOL, as it prepares for Season 2 of SailGP in 2021.

The docuseries gives viewers access-all-areas to follow the Denmark SailGP Team – led by Nicolai Sehested, the youngest helmsman in the annual, global sports championship – as the athletes embark on a series of Team ROCKWOOL Racing training camps and challenges to sharpen their skills ready for when the world’s fastest sail racing returns on San Francisco Bay in April 2021.

Episode one is out now – watch it below. It features never-before-seen footage as the Denmark SailGP Team prepares for its debut in SailGP in Sydney, February 2020.

GC32 launch in Aarhus

With just 20 hours of training on board the F50 catamaran ahead of the event, the first episode follows the team as it gets ready to race for the first time, giving fans unrivalled access and a unique perspective on the challenges that come with competing on the world stage in flying boats capable of speeds in excess of 50 knots (nearly 100 km/h).

Sehested said: “The allure of SailGP is clear – a chance to compete against the best in the world, in the fastest boats – but with that comes pressure to perform, and unexpected challenges and this is something that we wanted to share with our fans.

“With the SailGP season rescheduled to 2021, we are excited to launch the Team ROCKWOOL Racing initiative, which has been made possible by the fantastic support of ROCKWOOL to prepare us for the start line. We look forward to bringing our fans along on that journey.”

The series comprises of seven episodes, told monthly throughout the year, and will focus on the unique stories of each of the Denmark SailGP Team athletes.​​