About me

I was born in Bergisch Gladbach in 1994 and spent my school years in Cologne. After passing my A levels in 2012, I started studying medicine in Belgium.

Since 2004, I have been an ambitious regatta sailor and have made sailing my competitive sport. I started in Optimist, where I also quickly joined the sailing squad on state level. In 2009, I joined the Europe Class and successfully participated in numerous major international regattas and championships as well as several World and Youth European Championships.

These two boats are dinghies.

Besides the regattas I participated in the project “High Seas High School” from October 2009 to May 2010. On a gaff-rigged schooner, a traditional ship, I sailed 14.300NM from Hamburg to Central America and back. My first real long distance experience.

After this unique journey it was clear to me that I wanted to combine regatta sailing with offshore sailing!

With the “Hamburg Seafaring Association” and the local “Segelgruppe Störtebeker” I found a great association of young and motivated sailors and from 2011-2013 took part in several trips and regattas on the regatta yacht “Haspa Hamburg”, a Judel/Vrolijk 52.

Since 2012, the idea of joining the French-influenced single-handed offshore regatta scene grew in me. The Mini 6.50 class offers the perfect entry with the Mini Transat being the highlight of the regatta calendar.

In 2016 and 2017, I took part in numerous single-handed and double-handed regattas of the Classe Mini 6.50 in the Atlantic and Mediterranean on my Mini 732 (Pogo 2, boat of the older generation) sponsored by CPM Hubert Hell GmbH. To prepare accordingly, I joined the La Rochelle training group.

In 2016, I was able to meet all qualification criteria for one of the few starting places for the Mini Transat and in autumn 2017 I went to the starting line of the transatlantic regatta in the category of serial boats. After a difficult first leg from La Rochelle to Gran Canaria with some technical problems (52nd place, 12d17h15m), I had a great second leg, crossed the finish line in Martinique as 37th (18d04h07m) and was the first German woman to ever finish this regatta.

Since the summer of 2019 and thanks to my main sponsor, I am training with my newly built Mini 982 (Wevo 6.5).