Seasonal review of a turbulent 2019 Seasonal outlook for a full 2020

2019 was a really turbulent and very labour-intensive year for me. From the first test sailing on the Wevo 6.5 in Italy, over countless evenings with technical planning for blocks, clamps and lines, to weeks of tinkering, screwing and hard work at 30°C in the boad yards shed, until WHOMPER was finally in its element for the first time in mid-July. The first 700sm on this still new design were exciting! We could eliminate the initial problems and could feel the potential of the boat with some first speed records of 17kn.
It is clear that this was just the beginning and many, many hours and nautical miles still have to follow to really find out the best trim and sail settings. And I am really looking forward to that!

I would like to thank everyone who helped me on the initial path of this new project!

Have a look at the campaign trailer here which was realized together with the team of alnamic AG and read a bit more in detail what the past year has brought…

  • January

    Have a look at the campaign trailer, which was realized together with the team of alnamic AG and read a bit more in detail what the past year has brought…

  • February

    Start of my “Practical Year/PJ” (internship at the hospital)


  • March/April

    countless long evenings, mails and phone calls to plan and order all the accessories for the new boat in detail

  • May

    challenging, throughout great and cold “Baltic 500” with great surfs on board the Minis 746, only B minor: 5th place with three lost places in the calm off Langeland


  • June

    Delivery of my Mini 6.50 to Hamburg! I spent my only free month of the year completely in the shipyard: screwing on deck accessories, installing the electrics, mounting the keel,…

  • July

    Practial Year in Lübeck – Mini 6.50 in Travemuende, the “handicraft boat” slowly takes shape, finally the rigging arrives, first craning, a great boat christening and announcement of the cooperation with DKMS (#982livesavers), first baptism of fire with 35kn wind during the Travemuende Racing Week.


  • August

    2nd place in the “Vegvisir Race”, 225sm doublehanded with Sverre Reinke, which was one of my toughest races because of the numerous islands, lows, manoeuvres, problems with the still brand new boat and lack of sleep.

  • September

    two weeks training and boat optimization on the autumnal Baltic Sea in doublehanded mode with Sverre Reinke


  • October

    PJ in haematology, which once again shows me the importance of working with the DKMS

  • November/December

    my mini is on land for a Mini 6.50 winter work stay, the last months at the university hospital in Liège require 100% work again