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Meet a sailor; Martin Rinckes

What do you enjoy the most about sailing? For me the competition and atmosphere of racing regatta’s is unbeatable. I like there are so many factors in racing sailboats. I get to travel to some great venues, and sail in some of the most beautiful waters in the world.

Martin Rinckes

Sailing: (offshore) yachting & kitesurfing

Tasks on board: Navigator/Tactician/All-round crewmember


What do you enjoy the most about sailing?

For me the competition and atmosphere of racing regattas is unbeatable. I like there are so many factors in racing sailboats. I get to travel to some great venues and sail in some of the most beautiful waters in the world.


How did you start sailing?

Thanks to my parents I started sailing at a young age, joining them on our cruising sailing trips and sailing an Optimist. Over the years this evolved to racing dinghies, and ultimately all kinds of different yachts, like a Swan 45, Farr 30, J-112, etc. participating in events like Swan Cup, Copa del Rey, Fastnet race, and many others.


Highlight(s) of 2021?

ORC worlds in Estonia – challenging racing conditions in a highly competitive field on board the Flying Dolphin.

Plans for the winter season and 2022?

I’m about to become a Dad for the first time in November so sailing is not my main priority for this winter. Hopefully, if COVID allows there will be some racing in 2022.  And I would like to go cruising with my family upcoming summer.

 

Can’t go out sailing with?

Hand bearing compass and my nohaca sailing jacket on coastal trips 😉

 

Favorite sailing music?

Sky and Sand – Paul Kalkbrenner

Brings back good memories of a 25kt+ downwind delivery with a Swan 45.

Checkout our Sailing Favorites playlist on Spotify

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