We’ve returned to Oberhofen where we sailed the Swiss Championship this summer over last weekend. It was a bit more chilly and we did have even less wind than last time.
We went with the club team and not with the regional sailing team and it was great fun to be rejoined with my own clubmates and the kids from the club next to us that accompanied us.
It was my third participation and my best ranking ever – 4th place overall. Not enough for a big Lebkuchen but still pretty good given the pretty good sailors that else were around :-).
Coming up next is a training camp with the Swiss Sailing team in Barcelona :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) .
I have become a member of the Swiss national sailing team!!! I can hardly believe it! I did not have high hopes after the four days in the Talent Scout Camp since I felt the sailing didn’t go so well (but the fitness and aptitude tests did). I enjoyed the camp a lot. I really liked the other kids who I hitherto had hardly known and the coaches were great.
That means I will keep sailing throughout the winter. The destinations are Barcelona, Palma and Lake Como. Can’t wait to get going :-) :-) :-).
We had fantastic conditions with very nice northern winds and six races over the weekend. The organization was excellent and I was a bit anxious since I just returned from Swiss Sailing Team’s talent scout camp the week before Riva and I really wanted to be admitted to the team.
Things went pretty well. I came in 28th which was my second best ranking ever. Well, my best is a 27th this year in Arbon. I again became third Opti-B (age eleven and younger) and got a very sizeable trophy. The whole SSTR5 team did very well, with Jonas again scoring a top 10 (6th overall), Nik a 34th and Niklas as 38th.
Coming up next is a regional regatta in Oberhofen where we had the Swiss Championships. It’ll much colder this time, that’s for sure… I am looking forward to be again sailing with my club mates and to be coached by my very first opti coach Fabian :-).
We returned to Riva del Garda the first week of October. No regatta this time, just training. We were twelve kids from the Lake of Zürich region and from the Lake of Constance region. We were coached by my club coach Marco and Beni who mostly sails and trains Lasers (but he did a great job anyway). It was a week of comparatively light winds. We only had more than 25 knots a single time, on Monday. Wednesday was OK, too, with between 10 and 15 knots.
It was great to sail on Lake Garda anyway. It really feels pretty “homy” now. My brother Niklas was part of the team, my sister spent a lot of time on the coach rib (and enjoyed it a lot, see photo below) and my parents enjoyed kids-free time. My father made us run up Monte Brione, claiming that it’s just a short run but it was long, steep and high (see photo). I believe he was the most hated man in Riva that morning ;-).
It was a bit difficult to get back from Riva since the SSTR5 team bus broke down on the ascent to Ofenpass (see photo). Luckily, my parents have the same bus so all ten kids, all boats and the rib made it home in time.
We also sailed the “Lake Zürich falls regatta on lake Garda 2015” where I came in first J. I also got a trophy (see photo below).
Coming up next is the national championship in Cham, Lake of Zug.
My name is Simon Kaiser and I simply love sailing.