ISAF Nations Cup - Highly competitive field all set

by ISAF 
South America, regional event, ISAF Nations Cup 2013 - 16
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The Nations Cup commences next week (Tuesday, August 6-10) in Middelfart, Denmark, with 10 countries represented in a highly competitive field of skippers.

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and USA will contest the Open competition and Brazil, Denmark, Norway and USA, the women’s competition.

The bi-annual Nations Cup is the showcase event for sailing’s emerging match racing talent and former winners include Ed Baird, the 2007 America’s Cup winning helmsman.

The opening ceremony will take place on the evening of Tuesday, August 6 with racing from Wednesday, August 7 to finals day on Saturday, August 10. The full event schedule can be found here.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will be contesting an exhibition match on August 8, skippering an Olympic class team of Danish legends, including Jesper Bank. He will face a crew led by one of Denmark’s brightest talents, the 23-year-old Nicholas Sehested, who is ranked 12th in the world and is one of the favourites for the Nations Cup.

ISAF Nations Cup website