Oscar Hendriksen wins both races on Day 1 of the 2016 Marblehead Trophy, in Denmark.
14 year old Oscar Hendriksen, representing Fueroeso Yacht Club, (on a small lake north-west of Copenhagen), where he normally races the Zoom 8 dinghy, has won the first two races of the famous Marblehead Trophy. Oscar told me “It was great fun to race a bigger boat and this was my first race win. My Dad gave me lots of encouragement and my Mum is very proud of me”. So are we all Oscar…well done.
Challenges were received from many Top International Teams representing 15 different Yacht Clubs, this 2016 event is sponsored and supported by the current holder Jorgen Schonherr of Wellness “Technogym”.
Here we see Jorgen Schonherr receiving the Marblehead Trophy from Germany’s Tommy Muller. Tommy held the trophy for many years before losing it to Jorgen in 2014…
So now the “Challenge” is on to see which team can win the trophy and proudly return home to their designated Yacht Club so that they become the “Hosts” for 2017… An amazing honour for any sailor, but if it could be won by DEN 138 “EVA” with Oscar Hendriksen at the helm & his Father Lars, with best friend Lars Stenfelt as the 3rd crew, it would be a “Fairy Tale” for sure.
And fellow sailors when you believe……. Sometimes “Dreams” come true
Higher, Faster, Longer….. Oscar.. Stavros.
Top 3 Boats after 2 Races…
1st Oscar Hendriksen DEN 138 “EVA” 2pts
2nd Jens Christensen DEN 410 “Out of Bounce” 7pts.
3rd Grant Gordon GBR 758 “Fever” 9pts.