Princess Sofia Trophy 2019

The Princess Sofia Trophy did not start as planned for us, but we learned a lot throughout the event and are happy that we finnished the regattta with a 6th place on Friday. Now we enjoy some days of rest and come back stronger for the Sailing Worldcup in Genoa next week.

We´ll keep you posted.

L&M

Leopold Brandl / Maximilian Brandl
Copyright: Sailing Energy

MSC Regatta 2019

Yesterday we finished the 2019 MSC Regatta (Testevent for the Eurocup in Palma) in 23rd position. It was some tough racing and not exactly the result we expected, but it was good training, we learned our lesson and can´t wait to get back into the boat at the 50th edition of the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia.

L&M

Sailing World Cup Miami

After two weeks in Miami, we are back in Europe now. The event did not go as planned … we arrived late and had just one day of training with the charter boat before racing and so the problems started…

On the first day of racing our spinnaker halyard broke, on the second day we had some trouble with the centreboard system and then the mastfoot-pin broke…

Overall we planned things too tight and had not enough time to get used to the boat and give it a little overhaul.

Lesson learned!!!!

Even though we finished the Worldcup just in 35th we had a good time in the States and want to say THANK YOU!!!! to everyone who made this possible and always supports us on our journey to the 2020 Olympic Summer Games.

Thank You to Flir Systems, Raymarine, HS Sprenger, Marinepool, Olimpic Sails, Mallorca Clothing Company, Glogglz, Alpha Ropes, Bessey Industrial Tools and Tactical Sailing for the financial support and the supplies.

Thank You to our training partners Afrodite and Lobke and huge congrats to our other training mates Jordi and Nico for the victory!!!

The most important supporter here was Katrin, who hosted us and helped us wherever possible and gave us some great nutrition advice. Check out what she can do for you on http://katrinmehler.com/

Imperia Winterregatta

Yesterday we finished the World Sailing Ranking Event in Imperia (Imperia Winter Regatta) in 7th Place in the 470 Men fleet (10th overall).

In the event were 236 sailors from 8 nations in the classes 470 and 420 participating. Everything was very well organized and the race committee did a great job. The weather played along as well, except for the last day on which sailing was due to the danger of giant waves impossible.

This week we are heading to Palamos for the international Christmasrace.

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German NRW- Championships 2018

DSCF3891Yesterday we finished our last northern European regatta of the season, the German NRW- Championships 2018 for 470s and OKs. We won the championship with the places (4,) 1, 1, 3, 1 and are happy to finish the German season with a victory.

Overall in the two classes, there were 80 competitors from GER, BEL, NED, GBR competing in this last regatta and we had a great time with fantastic conditions (7-18kts, 26°C) and a good and well-organized race committee.

Full results of both classes are available here.

We will now have a two-week break in Italy to get some rest. After that, we are stoked to get back to business and train a few days in Germany until we hopefully come back stronger for the Imperia Winter Regatta (ITA) and the Palamos Christmas Race (ESP) in December.

We want to say thank you to everyone who supported us this year!

Thank you to our to our sponsors for making this possible: Raymarine/Flir, Mallorca Clothing Company, Marinepool, Olimpic Sails, Alpha Ropes, Tax Free Today, Staatenlos, Librestado, Tactical Sailing, Glogglz Eyewear, HS Sprenger and Bessey Industrial Tools,

thank you to our coaches in 2018: Lekakis Dimitris, Nikos Drougkas, Leonardo Zaggia, Nir Shental, Marko Müller and Yogev Yosef,

and thank you to our training partners at all the events: Syukri Aziz/Mohamed Faizal (MAS), Jordi Xammar/Nico Rodriguez (ESP), Maor Abu/Yoaf Rooz (ISR), Nitai Hasson/Tal Harari (ISR), Andrea Totis/Michele Cecchin (ITA) and Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin (USA)!

Leo & Max

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