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Martin Kirketerp

Martin Kirketerp

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Height187cmNationalityDenmark
Weight100kgsHometownAarhus, Denmark

Career Highlights

  • 2019 World Champion TP52
  • 2017 World Champion TP52
  • 2009 Overall winner RC44
  • 2008 Olympic Gold 49er

Martin Kirketerp joins a select group of SailGP athletes that have enjoyed Olympic success, having won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games in the 49er class on a thrilling last day of competition.

He grew up sailing a variety of small, single-hand boats in Aarhus before moving to the 49er class and becoming a force on the international racing scene. He joins the global championship bringing two world titles with him – in the TP52 and RC44 classes – and competed in multiple legs with Team Sanya in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race.

Outside of sailing, Kirketerp enjoys kite foiling and kitesurfing – always preferring to stay close to the water.