Nacraseglarna verkar heta på att promota sig själva.- Förra veckans Happy Nacra-film toppas nu av danskarna i Danish Nacra Sailing. Nu väntar vi bara på protesterna ;-)
Viborg and Hjortlund – stripped to the skin.
Denmark’s newest team of Olympic hopefuls, Anette Viborg and Martin Hjortlund, are figuratively and literally speaking, stripped bare. The recent acquisition of their new Nacra 17 catamaran – a major investment in their goal of participation in the Olympic Games in Rio, 2016 – has stripped the sailors’ finances back to the bare bones. Viborg and Hjortlund don’t see this as a major obstacle, rather a bump on the way that needs to be overcome, a bump that they are attempting to address with creativity.
In an daring attempt to draw attention to their cause, the two sailors from Horsens have been testing whether or not sailing during the Danish Autumn is possible in the absence of clothing. The conclusion: “It is possible, but when training for an Olympic medal, it’s not ideal”.
Speaking following the filming their new promotional video, where both sailors feature wearing only their swimsuits, Viborg points out, “We predict that it may become too cold to sail without clothes during the winter. We are therefore hopeful that a sponsor will see the benefits of collaborating with our highly motivated team, Danish Nacra Sailing“.