The Athletes

Helene Næss &
Marie Rønningen 

Helene and Marie grew up on a small island called Nøtterøy, in the south of Norway. Even though they both started sailing at an early age, it was not until 2013 that they teamed up together, competing in the high-performance class of 49er FX.

--"As a team, we bring out the best in each other. To be good at sailing you need to process as much information as possible and make quick decisions based on what you have. We like to think of ourselves as “all-round” sailors, meaning we do well in all types of conditions”.

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Class: 49er FX

Nicholas Fadler Martinsen & Martine Steller Mortensen

Nicholas and Martine compete in the class ‘Nacra 17’, which is a performance catamaran. The Nacra has been converted to a sailing hydrofoil for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Nacra 17 sailing class was introduced in 2012 as the new multi-hull discipline for the Olympics, and Nicholas and Martine daringly decided to go for it and experience this adventure completely on their own.

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Class: Nacra 17

Hermann Tomasgaard

Hermann is from a small coastal town called Drøbak, which is located in the Oslofjord outside the capital city of Oslo, Norway. 

Proud to be representing the Royal Norwegian Sailing Association (KNS), Hermann has been training hard in the lead up to the Olympics. 

Competing in the Laser Standard class, he is manouvering a simple, light and  fast boat,  that is cat rigged, with a single mainsail.

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Class: Laser

Line Flem Høst

Line has been sailing since she was 7 years of age. 

In Tokyo, Line will be competing in the class Laser Radial, which is a popular one-design class of small sailing dinghy. The class is a variant of the Laser standard, but with a shorter mast and reduced sail area, allowing light sailors to sail in heavy winds.


Lines goal and dream is to win a medal in Tokyo, and has been preparing and training hard in the lead up.

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Class: Laser Radial (ILCA 6)

Anders Pedersen

Anders is from Drøbak, a coastal town in the Oslofjord outside Oslo.

He is proud to be sailing for his homeclub the  Drøbaksund Seilforening (DSSF).

His speciality is the Finnjolle, which is a single-handed, cat-rigged sailboat.

Tokyo will be Anders' second Olympics, as he previously competed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016,  securing a 17th in the Finnjolle. With this experience, Anders will be looking to leave his mark in Tokyo 2021. 

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Class: Finn