Meet Germany’s Youth America’s Cup Team

June 10, 2017

Collectively, the individual members of SVB Team Germany have won multiple titles ranging from nationals to Europeans and the Junior World Championship.

Their skipper Max Kohlhoff knows just what it’s like to take on the planet’s best youth sailors, because he was a bowman for the German team in the 2013 edition of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, where under the name All In Racing they finished ninth. The team’s goal in Bermuda is to qualify for the finals, and they are determined to give everything they’ve got to make that happen.

Team Germany Youth AC Bermuda June 2017

Max Kohlhoff [skipper] A full-time Finn sailor who captured the German Championship in the discipline, Max Kohlhoff is the oldest and most experienced member of SVB Team Germany. Born in Bremen in 1993, Max started sailing at age seven, moving to Kiel when he was 11. His best finish in a Junior World Championship is sixth, and his experience also includes 29ers, Lasers, and other boats such as the AC45 – which he sailed as a bowman in San Francisco at the first edition of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in 2013. Max studied engineering at the University of Kiel, and he has been a professional sailor for more than two years. One of three Kohlhoff brothers on SVB Team Germany, his biggest goal is to win an Olympic medal.

Moritz Burmester A 19-year-old who lives in Heiligenstedten, Moritz Burmester gained training as a trimmer with a German World Championship team in the X99 class, and he will be board trimmer on the AC45F at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. He has sailed boats ranging from the Optimist to the Flying Phantom and GC32, and his career highlights include earning the Vice German Championship in Laser 4.7, fourth place in the Deutsche Segel Bundesliga, and seventh place at the Under-16 Laser 4.7 European Championships. Moritz is additionally completing an apprenticeship as a technical product designer.

Frederick Eichhorst With experience participating in the ISAF Youth World Championships in the 420 and 470 classes, 18-year-old Frederick Eichhorst is a floater on SVB Team Germany’s AC45F. Freddie also has experience on the J70 and the GC32. He makes his home in Berlin.

Phillip Kasüske The 2016 Junior World Champion Phillip Kasüske has delivered strong performances not only in World Cup competition in the Finn class but also on larger boats. In the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup campaign of SVB Team Germany, the Berlin resident will take on the responsibilities of wing trimmer.

Johann Kohlhoff, the youngest of the three Kohlhoff brothers on SVB Team Germany, joined the team recently and will be a trimmer for the AC45F.

Paul Kohlhoff Born in Bremen in 1995, and a brother to teammates Max and Johann, SVB Team Germany helmsman Paul Kohlhoff is a Junior World and European Champion who brings with him the additional experience of racing in the Nacra 17 class at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Paul resides in Kiel, where he has studied informatics at the CAU.

Magnus Simon Valued as an all-rounder, Magnus Simon began his career with success in the Laser class, then advanced to serve as a helmsman for the Mühlenberger Segel-Club [MSC] Bundesliga team. He is one of the more recent additions to SVB Team Germany and will take the role of runner on the AC45F.

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