It wasn‘t sailing, but it was quite sporty anyway. Kids from my school, including my little sister, ran the Zürcher Silvesterlauf. Just 1.6 km but in pretty high speed. My school became second among all primary school. I came in among the top 23 percent out of 630 kids in my age (I had a head start but had to struggle quite a bit before eventually crossing the finishing line... and my dad hence ordered me to go running with him over Christmas :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( ).
My dad and his helm Meret participated in the Imperia Winter Regatta this December and dragged all his family along. My brother Niklas and I had our optimists “on board” and we really enjoyed riding the pretty big waves in around ten knots.
I was quite impressed by the huge yachts that were lying in the marina and I really enjoyed sailing my father’s 470. I am not sure, however, how much my opti substitute Meret liked sailing my optimist back home, though ;-).
We also visited Monaco where we had a look at even bigger and luxurious yachts. I am looking forward to sail the Imperia Winter Regatta in some years in the 420 and with my teammate, friend and future sailing partner Nik :-) :-) :-).
My name is Simon Kaiser and I love my family. And sailing.