The youngest member of the Denmark SailGP Team, Lars-Peter Rosendahl was selected by helmsman Nicolai Sehested following a two-week training and selection camp in New Zealand’s Northland region. His inclusion on the crew will bring a promising up-and-coming Danish sailor who’s work ethic and commitment will make him a valued member in the squad’s first season in the global championship.
Rosendahl was a force on the youth sailing circuit, winning back-to-back world match racing titles in 2014 and 2015 alongside his brother.
Rosendahl has continued to develop as a sailor during his time on the World Match Racing Tour in keelboats and catamarans. During the 2019 season, he competed in a variety of classes, including 42, Swan50, Soto40 and TP52, in addition to M32 catamarans.
He has worked for Mini Maxi 72 Vesper and Early Bird, and along with his borther, has run a Hong Kong-based sailing team for the past two years.
In 2017, Rosendahl put on the best performance of his professional career, taking the silver medal at the world championships in the M32.
Rosendahl and his twin brother, Hans-Christian, are amongst the youngest athletes in the global championship, but are the first siblings to compete together in SailGP.
Similar to his brother, he spends a lot of time in the gym training when he’s not sailing, and has spent the last five years as a CrossFit coach.
He is a member of the finance graduate program at the Copenhagen Business School.
Outside of sailing, he enjoys spending time in the gym, doing CrossFit workouts and Olympic weightlifting – a passion he shares with his brother that fuels some great rivalries between the pair.