the Focus is sharpened by the imminent WORLD cup, where Danish sailors also struggling internally about tickets for the OLYMPICS in Tokyo.
There is both WORLD championships medals and OLYMPICS tickets on the games, when eight Danish herds on Monday night Danish time embarks on the WORLD cup in the 49er, 49erFX and Necra 17.
Denmark has already secured an OLYMPICS-nationsplads in each of the three boat classes. But the crews, who must sit in the boats for the OLYMPICS, is yet to be seen.
One of the WORLD cup-the sailors, who contend for an OLYMPIC ticket, the former OLYMPIC gold medalist in the 49er, Jonas Warrer.
- It is brutal, but also really exciting. It is a kick and something of it that makes it fat. This is how the gamete is, he says about the fight against landsmændene.
Together with next year's WORLD cup, which due to the OLYMPICS held in February, will decide the upcoming WORLD cup, who the Danish Sailing association sets for the games.
The crew from each class, which of the two championships for the best results, get the OLYMPICS ticket.
For sportschefen in the union, Thomas Jacobsen, it is clear that the forthcoming WORLD cup is both an individual championship, but also the beginning of a long raised culmination.
- Some have been in preparation for four years, other for eight years, while some have known since they were ten years old, that was it, they would. So it is crucial moments in young people's lives.
Already before the departure to New Zealand, he experienced a greater concentration of the sailors.
- There are relatively targeted glances. They focus on the task. There are not many other agendas than the sporting, who will be allowed to fill very much.
It is the fifth time that Jonas Warrer fighting for an OLYMPIC ticket. Two times he has been to the OLYMPICS in 2008, where he won the gold, as the absolute highlight.
Despite his routine he refers this year's WORLD cup in New Zealand and next year in Australia as extra special. The distance forcing him namely away from his family and two children for a longer time.
- But it is the OLYMPICS, it's all about, and only one boat from each country, so one must make some hard choices in order to get a good preparation and prelude to such an event.
Just in the 49er and 49erFX, there is tension about who runs with the OLYMPIC seats.
In the 49er fighting four Danish crews on the square. Here it is expected to Jonas Warrer and Jacob Precht Jensen will have to fight with Mads Emil Lübeck and Nikolaj Buhl.
In the 49erFX class contend Ida Marie Baad and Marie Thusgaard with Anne-Julie Foght Schütt and Iben Nielsby for a place in the OLYMPICS-the boat.
the WORLD cup in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 is done in New Zealand from 3. to 8. december 2019, while the WORLD cup next year held in Australia from 10. 15. February.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 02 December 2019, 15:00