On August 8, 2013, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark participated in the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Nations Cup 2013 Grand Final in Middelfart, Denmark.
Unfortunately, the crown prince and his team lost the match sailing race — they came in second — to Mr. Nicolai Sehested and his crew. Once on dry land Crown Prince Frederik spoke to the press about his defeat:
“I preferred losing to Nicolai than to my wife ten years ago. It’s always hard to lose to your wife. It’s good to compete and have that tension. Whether you win or lose it’s important to do the best you can. I’d like to have sailed three flights, but unfortunately there wasn’t time. I’m not so experienced at match racing, I usually do fleet races, but I really enjoyed it.”
Photo courtesy of the ISAF