Sailing World Cup: Norway’s King Harald ends up in top ten


King Harald and the crew of the 8-meter boat “Sira” ended up in 10th place at the world cup, which ended on Saturday. Norway’s 85-year-old king proved that he still had sailing skills.

The king’s boat was in 13th place before the last day of competition in Geneva, but with 5th and 7th place, “Sira” ended up in 10th place among 24 boats. King Harald receives praise for his skills.

“He really gave the younger sailors tough competition. It was fun to watch,” Jean Olivier Kerr, head of the event committee, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

“He has a strong competitive instinct. He is not here just to enjoy himself and have fun.”

The king’s boat had a bad start in the first race, but the 4-8-13-14-15-13-5-7 series in the eight races that counted gave them a score of 79 and a top-ten position.

The other Norwegian boat, “If,” with Tom Knutsen as captain, finished in 14th place.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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