America Trophy 2022

Last weekend, Leopold and his crew Ali represented Columbia University Sailing in the A Division of the America Trophy at the Merchant Marine Academy.

Leopold Brandl and Alison Keenan at America Trophy 2022
Leopold Brandl and Alison Keenan at America Trophy 2022
Leopold Brandl and Alison Keenan at America Trophy 2022
Leopold Brandl and Alison Keenan at America Trophy 2022

The Grant Trophy

Leopold and his crew Ali started the college fleet racing season with a strong series at The Grant. Leading the A Division throughout most of the regatta, they finished tied with Washington College (home game for WC) 5 points behind Princeton after a bad last race. This podium finish qualified Columbia for the America Trophy and Regional Championships at the Merchant Marine Academy in two weeks. Full results can be found here.

We are back!

After a long Covid break from Olympic sailing, we are finally back on the water! Last week, Leopold had his comeback to sailing and won the City Island Cup in New York with three bullets and one second place. Even though the boat was an X332 and not quite a 470, it was nice to be back out there. We will make an announcement in the fall after the Tokyo Olympics regarding our plans for the next olympic cycle towards Paris 2024!

L&M

Leopold Brandl at the City Island Cup 2021 in New York

World Sailing Event IWR Liguria, Italy

We spent the last days in Italy to test our new boat. We had some difficulties and only finished in 9th but the boat is ready now. Can´t wait for more in Spain next week.

Leopold Brandl / Maximilian Brandl Day 1 World Sailing Event Italy
Leopold Brandl / Maximilian Brandl Day 2 World Sailing Event Italy
Leopold Brandl / Maximilian Brandl Day 3 World Sailing Event Italy

National Championships & State Championships

In the last couple of weeks, we competed in the National Championships and the State Championships. We are quite content with our performance; we finished the State Championships in 2nd. Unfortunately we couldn´t compete in all races at the National Championships, as Leopold had to take an exam. It was still nice to finish the Nationals with a first place on the last day.

Leopold is currently in the US doing some big boat sailing in Miami. We will soon be back on the water.

L&M