Simon sailED the Optimist and now the 420 (and a bit of J/70)
Riva del Garda 2013
Riva del Garda 2015
Hi, my name is Simon. I was born in Odense, Denmark, in June 2004. I have been living in Switzerland sinCE 2008 and I am a German citizen. My Swiss citizenship should arrive any day, however.
My first sail was on my parent's small yacht off KerteminDe, Denmark. In 2012, When I was eigth years old, I took my first opti training lessons in my sailing club, SC Stäfa. In 2013 I was admitted to the regional talent team, the Swiss Sailing Team Region 5. In 2014 I became a member of the European MacLaughlin Optimist team (and got a brand new boat ;-)). In 2015 I became a member of Swiss Sailing's Talent Pool, the Swiss national sailing team and was selected for 2016, too. I qualified for the European Championships 2017 in Bourgas/Bulgaria and became 4th in the silver fleet.
All my family sails. Well, except formy little sister. My big brother Niklas is a SSTR5 sailor as well, he sailed the Laser while was stiLl on the opti. my parents sail the 470 and now also have a J/70.
My ultimate goal is to participate in the 2028 Olympics.
I started to sail the 420 with my brother in summer 2017. We won the national 420 regatta series 2018/2019 and qualified ourselves for the 420 Europeans and Worlds but only participated in the Europeans for school reasons.
I will start sailing the 420 with my old friend from the optimist Nik this summer - and I am very much looking forward to it!