After we could successfully close off our German Championship in the beginning of October, we now have started to optimize our material. We had alternating trainings and material tests in October. Meanwhile we started a co-operation with the Danish Olympic winner Jonas Warrer and will be organizing the upcoming spring season with him as well as our German training partners Justus Schmidt and Max Boehme.
This autumn Erik will be participating in a 6-week sports training with the German Armed Forces. Thomas will use the time to build the interior of a boat in New Zealand, that is supposed to be used in February 2015. At the same time, our fitness program will take place to build up our physical condition for the upcoming season. For New Year's eve, we are off to Buzios (Brazil) for the first technical training. It is a sailing area, which is famous for its pretty strong and stable thermal conditions. 10 days...full on!, then a break for five days and then off to Miami for the first World Cup. We have never before been in Miami, have already started to get prepared for that and are excited and very much looking forward to it! Following the World Cup there, we will be traveling to Clearwater, the sailing area for the Worlds in 2016. We will try to collect first impressions and knowledge about the sailing area. So there will be no time-off this winter, but a fully loaded program, just like the years before. Back on the European continent, we will then continue in Majorca. Speed will be our major topic there.
We are excited, motivated for the upcoming season and trying to get prepared the best we can!