On Friday, Leopold and his crew finished the 2021 Vineyard Race in 3rd place. Leading throughout most of the race, they lost to the first two boats on the last two miles to the finish, as the wind died. Still, a great event and a great way to end the New York summer.
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!
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.
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.
We are just back home from the open Europeans in Vilagarcia. We finished the event in 17th position in the gold fleet. Not what we were hoping for but not bad either. Light, tricky winds made the racing very challenging for us as light winds are our weak spot, but we are happy with the progress we made in light wind sailing.
Due to the lack of wind sailing was just on two days possible. With a protest and a crash not our brightest hour…..
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.
The Palamos Christmasrace is over and we didn´t finish one race! We broke our boom and spipole, so we were not able to compete.
Now we are back in Palma, training until the 6th of January.
We whish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Leopold & Maximilian
We are in Palamos now, doing some last preps on the new boat. First races are scheduled for Wednesday. We´ll keep you updated
Yesterday we finished the World Sailing Ranking Event in Imperia (Imperia Winter Regatta) in 7th Place in the 470 Men fleet.
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.
Photo credits: Andrea Lelli