My name is Jochen Schümann, I am a PE teacher, professionell sailor and born in Berlin. My origins lie within the olympic sailing sport where I participated in six olympic games – three time olympic gold medalist (´76, ´88, ´96) and one time silver medalist (2000).
After that I won the America´s Cup with my team, Team Alinghi (2003 , 2007) and I am multiple World and European Champion. Since then i kept being on all the oceans around the world and sailing almost every size there is, from small sailing boats to huge 30-meter-yachts. I also work as a self-employed consultant for the sailing sport and the marine industry.
I respect our nature with all its powers and admire its beauty and diversity. I accept mistakes and learn from mistakes. Thinking ahead and making consequent decisions!
Sailing is a three-dimensional game of chess. A strategy-driven game with a constantly changing nature, consequent team sports and high tech.
Sailing ist a great sport with so many aspects, which allows that it can be performed by pro´s and amateurs together. Sailing is the most beautiful secondary thing in the world.