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.
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.
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.
Open European Championship Vilagarcia
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.
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.
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/
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
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