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."


Florian Krauss

"The game is super to stay tactically fit!"

Florian Optimist EM 2017

said Florian about "Tactical Sailing", who is currently one of the most successful German youngsters in Optimist and 420s, from YCSS. He is particularly interested in our current "Tactical Sailing" program offers. "Especially with the new slalom function, you learn to react well and quickly to wind shifts. I really enjoy playing "Tactical Sailing" - it keeps me fit!"

Slalom - 8, 16, 24 and 32 marks

8 marks
16 marks
24 marks
32 marks
Time: 1:06,6; Wind: 010°
Time: 1:48,9; Wind: 290°
Time: 2:50,4; Wind: 220°
Time: 3:29,1; Wind: 175°
Florian at "boot" 2017

420-World Championship 2019 - 6th Place

Florian und Jannis bei der 420er WM

After finishing his Optimist career, Florian turned to the 420 class and proved he can also successfully master being helmsman in a team. Together with Jannis Sümmchen, they competed in the 420-World Champions this July, in the U17 classification at Vilamoura in Portugal. They were the best German team, resulting with 6th place in the end result. They competed against a field of 66 participants from 18 Nations. Their hardest opponents were from Greece (1st), France (2nd) and Spain (3rd), which required from them full commitment and smart tactical sailing with every race.

Riva del Garda 2017 - 2nd Place

Against strong opposition, Florian convincingly sailed against over 1.000 competitors from 25 Nations to reach 2nd place. An overwhelming achievement.

Riva del Garda 2017

German Runner-up in Optimist 2016

Florian Krauß

Florian was the runner-up in 2016 German Optimist Championship. The 13 year old had been leading throughout, but in the final race, Roko Mohr (Plauer Wassersportverein) was able to overtake him. However, Florian was then at least qualified to take part in the European Championship of 2017.

EM Team 2017, Florian 2nd right

Photos: Elena Giiolai @ FVRiva; Birgitt Müller-Genrich @DODV; Photo Service – João Costa Ferreira (420er WM); Tactical Sailing