Sailing: (offshore) yachting & kitesurfing
Tasks on board: Navigator/Tactician/All-round crewmember
What do you enjoy the most about sailing?
For me the competition and atmosphere of racing regattas is unbeatable. I like there are so many factors in racing sailboats. I get to travel to some great venues and sail in some of the most beautiful waters in the world.
How did you start sailing?
Thanks to my parents I started sailing at a young age, joining them on our cruising sailing trips and sailing an Optimist. Over the years this evolved to racing dinghies, and ultimately all kinds of different yachts, like a Swan 45, Farr 30, J-112, etc. participating in events like Swan Cup, Copa del Rey, Fastnet race, and many others.
Highlight(s) of 2021?
ORC worlds in Estonia – challenging racing conditions in a highly competitive field on board the Flying Dolphin.
Plans for the winter season and 2022?
I’m about to become a Dad for the first time in November so sailing is not my main priority for this winter. Hopefully, if COVID allows there will be some racing in 2022. And I would like to go cruising with my family upcoming summer.
Can’t go out sailing with?
Hand bearing compass and my nohaca sailing jacket on coastal trips
Favorite sailing music?
Sky and Sand – Paul Kalkbrenner
Brings back good memories of a 25kt+ downwind delivery with a Swan 45.