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 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.
All my family sails. My big brother Niklas is a SSTR5 optimist sailor as well, my parents sail the 470 and my sister just started her opti training this spring (spring 2015).
My ultimate goal is to become an olympian, preferable in a 470. A participation in The 2028 Olympics would be really cool.
I will start sailing the 420 with my brother as soon as I am back from the Europeans.