Strategy and Tactic

Philipp and Julian Autenrieth: "The best tactic and strategy decide the outcome, while the boat and the conditions are more or less the same for everyone.  Whoever can make the best out of these conditions, wins."


Tobias Schadewaldt (GER)

Olympian 2012 in the 49er:
"Tactical Sailing is useful for learning strategy and tactics."

"My impression is that it will be very helpful, especially for beginners in the regatta area, if there is an experienced coach / user during the first training sessions with the computer." So the assessment of Tobias Schadewaldt, even passionate racing sailor, multiple German Champion, Kiel Week winner and Olympian.
Tobias learned to sail on "the jade" in his early childhood. After his first successes in Optimist and Laser he moved with Hannes Baumann in May 2008 in the 49er. The two athletes trained hard and achieved in 2012 the participation in the Olympic Games in London and the leap to the top of the world rankings.
As a helmsman in the German Sailing Champions League and as a coach for the national team, he has remained faithful to his great passion, sailing.

Sailing in a "chaotic system" - Tactic Against the Wind

Gusts and Lulls
Berlin - Wannsee

Tobias said in an interview with Tactical Sailing: "Wind-driven, we sail in a 'chaotic' system, nobody can predict how the wind will blow. You have to face up to the current wind conditions with his 'Tactics Against the Wind' and make 'the best' out of the current situation. Many stories about so-called "experiences" with the wind - about a year ago - are worthless ".
It can be assumed that Tobias in Berlin at the finals of the Sailing Champions League 2017 also tactically "beat along the middle", to then watch the wind on the way, to keep several tactical options still open, and then make his further decisions.

Sailing Champions League - The winner is NRV-Team

The active sailor Tobias, despite his professional commitment to his company is still today, if not the professional sailor. As a helmsman, he is still regarded in professional circles as a "safe bank" when it comes to the regatta victory. So he stood in the 2017 season for the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV) from Hamburg in the Sailing Champions League at the wheel and won the title with the best series in the history of the Sailing Champions League.

Sources Fotos: © Sven Jürgensen,,