ERIK HEIL AND THOMAS PLÖSSEL SAILING THE OLYMPIC 49ER CLASS GOING FOR RIO 2016.

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No matter what…

Light winds. Cold weather. Slowly working our way up the leaderboard. Weather forecast doesn´t look to promising. We keep fighting.

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24 hours ago  ·  

Hard day on the water!

Choppy conditions caused some major damages on our boat. We were able to repair all of them and try to climb up leaderboard tomorrow.

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2 days ago  ·  

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crew mates 

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erik

Erik Heil

Position
Helm

Birthday
10.08.1989, Berlin

Profession
Sports soldier

Residence
Kiel

Clubs
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein Hamburg
Tegeler Segel-Club Berlin

Height Weight
186cm / 77kg

Squad
A-Squad of German Sailing Federation & Part of the Elite Team of Sailing Team Germany

I grew in the sailing club and startet sailing when I was 9 years old. Beside an early visible passion for water sports, I decided to sail my first regatta in 2001. Today, together with Tomas we are working on our ambitious goal: a medal at the Olympics.

thomas

Thomas Plößel

Position
Crew

Birthday
29.04.1988, Oldenburg

Education
Mechanical engineering at the University of Apllied Sciences Kiel
in October 2007

Residence
Kiel

Clubs
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein Hamburg
Tegeler Segel-Club Berlin

Height Weight
180cm / 80kg

Squad
A-Squad of German Sailing Federation & Part of the Elite Team of Sailing Team Germany

I started my sailing career with 11 years in an Optimist (youngest boat class) in Berlin. My path leads me since 2001 together with Erik by the sailing classes Teeny, 420 and 470 up to the fastest and most modern Olympic sailing discipline, the 49er class. 

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