Young Danish talents reach the top in Red Bull international sailing

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Competitors perform during the Red Bull Foiling Generation in Aarhus, Denmark September 6th, 2015 

Photographer Credit Esben Zøllner Olesen / Red Bull Content Pool

This weekend the top of the young Danish sailing elite was gathered in Aarhus for the international sailing series Red Bull Foiling Generation. Frederik Just Melson and Markus Nielsen from Middelfart Sailing Club won the national championship and will represent Denmark in the World Final in 2016.

After two intense days with qualifying rounds, it was time to find the national winners of Red Bull Foiling Generation in Aarhus, Denmark. With strong tactics and a speed of up to 35 knots, Frederik Just Melson and Markus Nielsen from Middelfart Sailing Club was the first team to cross the finish line in Aarhus. The team will be representing Denmark at the World Final in 2016. 
“When you succeed in getting the boat to foil, it feels like being on a flying carpet flying over the water,” says Markus Nielsen. ”We are looking forward to representing Denmark at the World Final in 2016. It is a huge opportunity for us, which will bring us one step closer to an international sailing career,” says Frederik Just Melson. 
Red Bull Foiling Generation is an international sailing series for young talents between 16 and 20 years, which will help them towards an America’s Cup sailing career. 16 talented teams participated at the Danish stop of Red Bull Foiling Generation, where they competed in the new special designed Flying Phantom catamarans with a speed of up to 35 knots. 
“We have without doubt found the strongest team to represent Denmark at the World Final in 2016. The talent level here in Denmark is the best we have seen so far in the competition, and we can really see how much the young talents have learned about foiling,” says Sports Director Hans Peter Steinacher. 
Final results:
1. Frederik Just Melson and Markus Nielsen 
2. Niklas Heide and Oliver Bloch 
3. Carl Emil Baad Nielsen and Jakob Jensen 
4. Daniel Nyborg and Sebastian Olsen 

Attached is the results of each round of Red Bull Foiling Generation in Aarhus, Denmark. 

About Red Bull Foiling Generation
Behind Red Bull Foiling Generation is the double Olympic Champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher. They have created a competition, where the world’s best and youngest talents are to compete in the Flying Phantom catamarans. The race is based on knockout series, where four catamarans compete against each other until a final round can be completed. The competition brings the young talents one step closer to an international sailing career.   

Red Bull Foiling Generation 2015:
17. – 19. April                             Wakayama / Japan 
26. – 28. June                            Weymouth / UK 
10. – 12. July                              Malcesine / Italy 
07. – 09. August                         Malmø / Sweden 
04. – 06. September                   Aarhus / Denmark 
25. – 27. September                   St. Petersberg / Russia 
19. – 21. October                        La Baule / France 

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