You have your own centre in Bodrum, how do you divide your time between competing and the centre?
In 2013 I was trying to do everything in the centre and compete at the same time and I really saw my competition results affected by this choice, I wasn’t able to focus on the racing enough specially as our centre also has a bar and a restaurant and managing all this was really challenging. This year my parents helped me a lot with the centre which was great as it allowed me to focus more on my training again!
Speed, slalom and waves. You do every discipline, how do you train for all the different disciplines?
Well speed and slalom are very similar, I don’t actually train much specifically for speed, what’s important here is the equipment, I’ve been lucky to have been able to use Patrik Diethelm boards, the guy has many years of speed experience, he has been mentoring me for the speed challenges in Lüderitz. For waves unfortunately I can only ever train in the winter, as in summer I’m in Bodrum where we don’t have waves.. probably better for my slalom career 😉 I have however spend the last 3 winters trying to improve my wave sailing and will try and join the PWA wave world tour for a couple of stops next year. How do I train? I just try to spend as much time as physically possible on the water.. 😉