Man from the mountains, model athlete and a highly popular fair player: Philipp Buhl (30) is Germany’s most successful Laser helmsman of all times. He won four medals (1 Gold, 1 Silver, two Bronze) at World Championships and can’t wait to fight for his Olympic medal. He will be one of the aces up the German team’s sleeves in the SSL Gold Cup.
How to win two 49er World Championship medals within two months and almost dethrone the Olympic Champion, America’s Cup Defender and SSL Ranking’s leader Peter Burling? 49er helmsman Erik Heil (30) from Berlin can tell you all about it. The 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist, together with his crew Thomas Plößel is going to help propel Team Germany to success.
Three Olympic Gold medals, two America’s Cup victories and a duffel bag full of World titles speak for themselves: Jochen Schümann (66) is the German authority for victories under sails. His experience of more than half a century will weigh heavily in the battle for the SSL Gold Cup. He never aims at less than winning and certainly ranks amongst sailing’s greats.
A former number one in the world of Match Racing, Markus Wieser (55) is one of the most successful German sailing pros. As helmsman and world class tactician he holds World Cup titles in many different classes from big boats to Dragon, from 5.5mR to Tempest. Because of his outstanding achievements, Wieser is a popular ambassador for well-known global corporations.