ROCKWOOL Group is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Denmark SailGP Team. The all-new Danish team will join six other national teams competing in the world’s fastest sail racing for the sport’s largest monetary prize of US$1 million.
With ROCKWOOL’s support, the Danish team will compete in the global league that will kick off in Sydney Harbour in February 2020, and take them around the world including destinations in the United States, the UK, and on to other venues that will be confirmed.
ROCKWOOL Group CEO Jens Birgersson said: “Sustainability is at the very heart of our business, with our products used to insulate buildings, save energy, and ultimately contribute toward global climate goals. Sailing is a sustainable sport and perfect fit for the ROCKWOOL brand. As a Danish company operating internationally since our earliest years, we’re proud to bring a Danish team to the world stage for the first time, and are very excited to see them race in Sydney next February and then onto other cities across the globe.”
Nicolai Sehested, a multi-time Ocean Race sailor, will take the helm with a crew comprising world-class athletes, while Olympic silver medallist Jonas Høgh-Christensen has been confirmed as team manager. Sehested comments, “The moment I saw SailGP, I knew we had to be part of this thrilling new chapter in our sport’s history. It’s the best sailors in the fastest boats, all racing close to shore – it’s incredibly intense racing and a true spectacle to watch. We’re extremely grateful to have such significant support from ROCKWOOL to be able to launch this team, and we look forward to making Denmark proud.”
SailGP is sailing redefined. Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and New York, SailGP is an annual, global sports championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. The fan-centric, inshore racing takes place in some of the most iconic harbors around the globe and culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race.