Katja is one of two successful candidates from the Denmark SailGP Team female development programme, having made her name racing in the 49erFX Olympic class, where she took home a bronze medal from the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.
Competing alongside Jena-Mai Hansen, she went on to win the World Championship in the same class the following year, adding to an impressive record on the water.
Katja is delighted to be part of Denmark SailGP Team for Season 2, saying: “I really think that it’s a good step forward for SailGP to include female sailors. I think it’s necessary to push for gender equality, and I’m happy that the team is trying to find the best person, and slowly bring them into the role, to get the best for the team overall.”
Launched in 2020, the programme aims to fast-track the inclusion of female athletes in the league. The initial phase of the programme sees Salskov-Iversen and Anne-Marie Rindom immersed in the team for the opening event of the season in Bermuda in April. Following the pre-season training and development in Bermuda at least one of these athletes will be selected to join the team for the rest of SailGP Season 2.