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 Swiss and 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 and became 4th in the silver fleet.
I started to sail the 420 with my brother in summer 2017. We were selected to the 420 talent pool team, 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.
After my brother turned 18 and had to leave the regional sailing team he stopped competitive sailing.
I started to sail the 420 with my old friend from the optimist Nik in summer 2019. Our sail number is SUI 55645.
Nik and I qualified for the ISAF youth world championships in Oman just before Christmas 2021. It's like the Youth Olympic Games for sailors and we proudly represented Switzerland.
In spring 2022 I first started on the 49er and I have been sailing with my new partner Philipp Kleisner since the summer of 2022.
My ultimate goal is to participate in the 2028 Olympics and our next goal is to become really comfortable with the 49er.
I also am an avid J/70 sailor and regularly participate in international regattas and Swiss Sailing League. I have been the helm of our clubs' team which advanced to Swiss Sailing Super League in 2022.