Danish capital to host ROCKWOOL Copenhagen SailGP in September
The ROCKWOOL Copenhagen SailGP will take place in the Danish capital on September 11-12, marking the fifth event in the global championship’s second season. ROCKWOOL will be the Title Partner for an event that will see seven national teams compete in the world’s fastest sail racing in Scandinavia for the first time, while the home crowd will get the chance to cheer on Nicolai Sehested’s Denmark SailGP Team presented by ROCKWOOL.
With support from the municipality of Copenhagen, SailGP and ROCKWOOL will work to deliver an unforgettable sporting experience that will create a positive and lasting effect on the capital city, and introduce Danish athletes and fans to the global championship that is quickly becoming the sport’s premier event.
In addition to the rich sailing history in the country, there is a strong emphasis on sustainability in Copenhagen, which aligns with SailGP and ROCKWOOL’s goals and makes it an ideal venue for the championship. Copenhagen – named the world’s top city for 2019 by Lonely Planet – set a bold goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 70 percent by the year 2030.
The event is set to have a ticketed and free spectator area at the cruise terminal at Oceankaj adjacent to Nordhavn, with an on-water option to share the waters with the record-breaking F50s. The racing will take place on the water’s edge, with fans able to be just meters away from the high-flying action.
Tickets will go on sale in April.
“The upcoming season is shaping up to be historic for our team and Danish sailing. Our crew could not be more excited to race in front of a home crowd this September. We’ll have several races on the F50 catamaran under our belts by then, and look forward to making our friends, family, and fellow Danes proud.”
Danish helmsman Nicolai Sehested