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“Danish” Double…for Martin Palsson.
Danish National Champion’s… Martin Palsson, Thomas Wallenfeldt & Peter Lindh. (Top the Podium).
Martin Palsson helming SWE 401 has followed up his recent Swedish National Title by winning the Danish Nationals this weekend, crewed by Thomas Wallenfeldt & Peter Lindh. This is the second year in succession Martin has won the Danish Title after winning last year in Skovshoved. So a “Danish Double” for Martin…
5 races were completed over the first 2 days at the Frederikshaven Sailing Club, but unfortunately no races could be sailed due to lack of wind today (Sunday). This meant that SWE 401 who dominated the championship recording 4 wins and discarding a 3rd place, finished on just 4pts. An excellent championship for this top Swedish team. In 2nd place overall was DEN 332 helmed by David Holm, crewed by Lars Stenfeldt Hansen & Bo Selko counting three 2nd places and a 4th to finish on 10pts.
No wind on the final day in Frederikshaven, but the 10 teams had a very enjoyable Championship.
3rd overall was DEN 410 Jens Christensen helming his brand new Petticrows V6+, crewed by Anders Bagger & Thomas Schmidt who finished on 15pts.
This championship really tested the teams after really tough conditions on the opening day. With winds between 20 to 30 kts, it meant that the 3rd race of the day had to be cancelled. Martin told me “On Saturday, the wind was between 10 to 12 kts, but it was extremely foggy. With visibility sometimes down to 50 to 100 metres the compass and time calculation for every leg was crucial. Finding the marks and getting the lay lines was difficult but it was a fantastic day for us with 3 bullets!” Well done to team SWE 401….
Higher, Faster, Longer………….. Stavros.