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1/16 FINALS

G1 - Race 1

11:00

03 November 2023

BAHRAIN

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1/16 FINALS

G1 - Race 2

12:00

03 November 2023

BAHRAIN

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1/16 FINALS

G1 - Race 3

11:00

05 November 2023

BAHRAIN

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1/16 FINALS

G1 - Race 4

12:00

05 November 2023

BAHRAIN

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1/16 FINALS

G1 - Race 5

11:00

07 November 2023

BAHRAIN

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THE AUSTRIAN EAGLES

Storm is only when the sheep have no more curls

The collective as the greatest strength

Austria’s team is led by Nacra17 sailor Thomas Zajac at the Star Sailors League Gold Cup 2022. The Olympic bronze medalist of Rio 2016 will fill the Afterguard with double Olympic champion Roman Hagara and Christian Binder.

Hagara, who is supporting Zajac as a coach in his current Olympic campaign, is considered as an absolute multihull and speed expert. After his Olympic career, Binder switched to the big boat scene and was able to prove himself in the RC44 class, among others.

The tasks in the cockpit, on the mast and bow are taken over by Austria’s Olympic presence. Beside the world ranking list firsts in the 49er, Benjamin Bildstein and David Hussl, Zajac also invited the 470er aces Lukas Mähr and Thomas Czajka as well as Finn sailor Moritz Spitzauer into the boat.

The crew is united by an intensive, long lasting process, which takes place in the most diverse classes and formats, is young but rich in experience, success and mutual appreciation and is currently aiming for Tokyo 2021. The Star Sailors League Gold Cup is another great opportunity for Zajac and his team mates to set the bar high and create surprises with passion and team spirit.

Despite the inland status!

Statistics

THE COUNTRY

  • Austria has 105 Sailing Clubs
  • We have aprox. 17 500 registered sailors.
  • We educate in aprox. 85 sailing shools for lake sailing, but also for river and ocean sailing.
  • We have 32 sailable Lakes and Rivers in our Country, but no sea obviously.
  • Sailing is the most successful summer-sport in Austria

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 6 Olympians
  • 2 Olympic Medals
  • 8 Medallists of World Cups in Olympic Classes
  • Youth World- and European Champions

Ssl ranking

  • SSL best ranked woman: 39 (03/2022)
  • SSL best ranked man: 78 (03/2022)
  • SSL nations ranking: 18 (01/2022)

MAIN EVENTS

  • Traunsee Woche
  • Spring Cup on Lake Neusiedl
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The captain

Thomas Zajac

Tom, how he is called by his friends, practically inherited sailing as a profession, as his father competed in the Soling sailing boat class at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. At the age of 7 he took part in his first Optimist regatta. He celebrated his first international successes with his former 420 partner Thomas Czajka in the 420 class. Junior European champions, junior world champion, many Austrian championship titles and top placings in international and Olympic boat regattas were the reward on his ambitious path. The greatest success of his career he achieved together with Tanja Frank at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, with a bronze medal. Since his successful participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with Barabara Matz, he has been the skipper on the super maxi yacht EWOL (former Morning Glory) and will lead the SSL Team Austria as captain at the SSL Gold Cup 2022.

The captain

THE LEADERS

Lukas Maehr 

Lukas Mähr started his sailing career on Lake Constance at the age of eight in the Optimist boat class. After a year in the 420, he switched to the Olympic 470 class, where he won state championship titles and World Cup medals. Lukas Mähr is currently sailing an Olympic campaign for Paris 2024 in the 470 Mixed together with Lara Vadlau.

Benjamin Bildstein

Benjamin Bildstein started in the optimist class when he was ten years old; since then, he has sailed in the 420, 470, and 49er class. Together with his crew David Hussl, he attended the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Apart from that, they also celebrated other results in the 49er class such as worldcup wins, worlds medal ect.

THE LEADERSTHE LEADERS

THE YOUTH FACTOR

Most of our Team is under 30 and we are really looking after the big austrian youth talents to join the SSL Team Austria in the future. Also we like to hand over know-how from the older generation who competed at the olympics, and successfully on many other major events. More than 6 Athletes are under 25. The youngest is Clemens Kueber who will get 21 in 2022.

Confirmed Athletes

 

Thomas Zajac

 

Lukas Haberl

 

Thomas Czajka

 

Benjamin Bildstein

 

Moritz Spitzauer

 

Barbara Matz

 

Tanja Frank

 

Lukas Mähr

 

David Hussl

 

Ute Wagner

Potential Team Position

Boat
1
BOW
Lukas Haberl
2
MID-BOW
Tanja Frank
3
PIT
David Hussl
4
GRINDER
Moritz Spitzauer
5
TRIMMER
Barbara Matz
6
TRIMMER
Thomas Czajka
7
MAIN TRIMMER
Benjamin Bildstein
8
HELM
9
TACTICIAN
Lukas Mähr
10
CAPTAIN
Thomas Zajac
11
FLOATER
Ute Wagner
1
BOW
Lukas Haberl
2
MID-BOW
Tanja Frank
3
PIT
David Hussl
4
GRINDER
Moritz Spitzauer
5
TRIMMER
Barbara Matz
6
TRIMMER
Thomas Czajka
7
MAIN TRIMMER
Benjamin Bildstein
8
HELM
9
TACTICIAN
Lukas Mähr
10
CAPTAIN
Thomas Zajac
11
FLOATER
Ute Wagner

SQUAD

Thomas ZajacLukas Haberl
Thomas CzajkaBenjamin Bildstein
Moritz SpitzauerBarbara Matz
Tanja FrankLukas Mähr
Richard HilbertChristian Binder
David HusslAnna Boustani
Keanu PrettnerUte Wagner
Jakob FlachbergerMatthäus Zöchling
Clemens KübberMartin Neidhardt

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AUSTRIA men jersey

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AUSTRIA captain's jersey

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SSL cap

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