Friday, June 7, 2019

Kalovig COBRAS Top Danish J/70 Sailing League

J/70s sailing Danish Sailing League
(Lynaes, Denmark)- The Danish J/70 Sailing League season started this past weekend at Lynæs Sail & Kayak Club. Eighteen of the country's best club teams in the 1st division were ready to go racing off the small town of Lynæs at the tip of Halsnæs.

With the entire fleet elevating their game and level of play, any small mistake was going to be expensive.  Even for the ultimate winners, the Kalovig COBRAS, who started with five first places in Saturday's first 5 races, a 5th place in the 6th race contributed to the Aarhus team ending in a shared 1st place after Saturday's races with the Frederikshavn SEAHAWKS.
J/70 Danish sailing league team
In the end, the Kalovig COBRAS won the regatta, closing out with a 3-1-5-1-1 to win by just 2 points.  Their skipper, Lars Vilhelmsen, commented on their weekend victory, “we have been really excited about the start of the season this year. It was awesome to start out with a whole bunch of first places; we really felt that the training and the Champions League regatta had borne fruit. The weekend also showed that we are making few mistakes. However, they cost just as much more points than they might be! This means that we now have to go home and work to keep the high level.” The Kaløvig Cobras team consisted of Lars Vilhelmsen, Sophus Jarvig, Jesper Vogelios, Nikolaj Tidemann. The average age of the very young team was approximately 22 years old!
J/70 winners in Danish sailing league
Rounding out the podium was Frederikshavn Sejlklub in second and Sonderborg Yacht-Club in third (winning a tie-breaker over Hellerup Sejlklub). Fifth was Bandholm Sejlklub.  Follow the Danish J/70 Sailing League on Facebook here  For more Danish J/70 Sailing League sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.