If you thought that the women sailors who had been part of the nine month long Volvo Ocean Race would have taken a break for the rest of the year, you are wrong. Sailors like Martine Soffiatti Grael of Brazil and Jena Mai Hansen of Denmark as well as Tamara Echegoven from Spain are already part of the water race again, this time of the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.
The women sailors are part of the 49erFX fleet that had their first competition on Saturday, 4th August 2018. This was in the Hempel stadium course; the three sailors were in crews of two on Olympic class skiffs that are 15 feet in length. The offshore westerlies made it testing to be on the waters, but the fans made it worthwhile from the promenade as they cheered the home favorites, Katja Salskov-Iverson and Hansen. They returned after two of the three races were won by them and they made it top position on the leader board. Hansen stated that sailing close to the stadium brought out all the roars and cheering to their ears; it is incredible to sail for the home team and it’s a different feeling altogether.
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