Goal : 2021 Olympic Games - Tokyo
Nils Theuninck launched his Olympic campaign on the Finn class in summer 2017 with a view on Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024. The Finn is a heavy weight single handed dinghy and is the heavy-weight olympic support since 1952.
Nils started his sailing career on the Optimist at the age of 6. After a few years, he moved to the laser 4.7 and won an U16 World Champion title.
His next great success was on the Laser Standard where he became a Triple Swiss champion (2013-2015) and took the 3rd place at the Junior European Championship in 2016.
Since 2016, Nils started sailing the Finn dinghy and after a few weeks training on the new boat; he became the new Finn National Champion.
On Nils' first Elite World Championship in the Finn Class in 2017, he took the 19th place Overall and claimed as well the 5th place U23.
Following these results, Nils decided to launch his Olympic journey on the Finn class with the purpose to represent Switzerland at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
He's now clearly on the right path as 2018 started rally strong with winning the U23 European Champion title
"An Olympic journey is a daily challenge to become better as an athlete, a sailor, and as a person. It requires discipline, high ambitions, and a great team to reach my goals and push me to my limits. With the Olympics being postponed to 2021, I plan to utilize this extra time to train at my highest level to remain focussed on my aspirations of competing in the Olympic games.”
Nils Theuninck - Helmsman - World Ranking n°1
Luke Muller - Sparring partner
Mikael Lundh - Sailing Coach
Guy Schacher - Physical Coach
Mario Bucciarelli - Mental Coach
Crew : one heavy man hiking
Weight : 116 Kg
Length : 4.5 m
Sail area : 10 m2
GC32 World Championship 2020 here we come !
"It's always an amazing privilege to be sailing with
on such a high performance boat"
Boat : GC32
Crew : 5 people
Crew weight : 437.5 Kg
2020 location: Villasimus, Sardigna