our journey to olympic glory
Despite being from the same island, Nøtterøy, just outside of Tønsberg, we didn’t know each other before we started sailing together. We teamed up early 2013 and have been sailing together since.
As a team, we bring out the best in each other and we like to think of ourselves as “all round” sailors, meaning we do good in all types of conditions.
Meet the team
My name is Helene Næss, I'm 29 years old and was I born on the coastal gem Nøtterøy. Living on an island surrounded by water made it natural for me to try out sailing although my parents were into all kind of other sports. Nowadays, between living out of a suitcase, I'm based in Oslo.
My name is Marie, and I´m 26 years old. I was born in Bærum, but right after I turned 4 years old, my family moved to Nøtterøy. An island on the Norwegian coast. My family has always been into sailing, especially my grandparents who would always bring me out on sailing trips. Then when I was turning 9, I got an Optimist for my birthday and that’s when in all started.
"To succeed in sports, you must have been through success and adversity. That is when you know what the athlete is made of. Helene and Marie have done both, and shown good results after the process. That is when the really good results come. I'm looking forward to the future! "