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2023: Start of the year in Australia - a challenging annual program is imminent 

Two nice newspaper articles: thank you very much @SpiezInfo and @Anzeiger from Saanen

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Wow - top news: u21 vice world champion 2023 Tangier Morocco)

After six intensive days, I was able to meet today (Oktober 22, 2023) with the Swiss ambassador to Morocco, Guillaume Scheurer receive the trophy for vize world championship title. I congratulate Eve McMahon (IRL) on winning the World Championship. A big thank you goes to the organizers Royal Yacht Club Tanger, my coach Mikael Lundh, my training partner Maud Jayet and the whole SST team, especially Maayke van der Pluijm and Guy Schacher. I am proud to win this medal for Switzerland - this is compensation for many hardships and a great motivation for the future.   

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Selected as a team member Alinghi Red Bull Racing

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I feel honored that after a multi-stage selection process, I has been confirmed in mid-October in Barcelona as a team member for the Youth & Women's America's Cup 2024 and I'm really looking forward to this challenge.  

Photo credit: Alinghi Red Bull Racing / Mihai Stetcu

“Avanti” customer event organized by Mobiliar-Versicherung on August 23rd

It was a great pleasure and honor for me to speak about my passion in front of such a large audience at a Mobiliar customer event and to do a little advertising for our fringe sport.   

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The positive feedback and many new, interesting contacts are a further incentive and motivation for me to continue to pursue my goals in a focused manner.

Elite World Championships The Hague 

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The first Olympic tickets were awarded at the Sailing World Championships in The Hague. Accordingly, all the big names were represented at the event. I was able to achieve good results in the qualification and the finals, including a few top ten individual results in this strong field. With the 30th place out of 110 participants (and 19th nation place) I have achieved my goals. 

Ranking:  link

The fact that my teammate Maud Jayet was able to get the Olympic ticket for 2024 and became vice world champion again after 2022 is simply terrific. I congratulate Maud on this success and thank her and our coaches, especially Mikael Lundh for the great support. 

Thanks @Lexus for the brand campaign and car promotion

I hope the brand campaign and Lexus ads were seen in the online and print media.

Example:  Link brand campaign Blick.ch 

media plan => there you will find Lexus and me:

-  08/15/23: Branded Story, blick.ch (incl. social media) and bluenews.ch DFI
-  08/17/23: Branded Story, blick.ch/fr
-  08/28/23: Branded Story, handelszeitung.ch
-  08/14/23: Branded Story, cash.ch and pme.ch
-  8/25/23: Print advert, balance sheet
-  8/24/23: Print ad, HZ
-  8/25/23: Print ad, SI SPORT
-  8/30/23: Print ad, PME

-  10/6/23: Print advert, SI Auto Herbst
-  15.8.23: Welcome Ads, blick.ch, blick.ch/fr, bluenews.ch, hz.ch, cash.ch
-  14.8.-22.10.23: Display ads in RDN

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Thank you @Lexus for this portrait in Schweizer Illustrierte Sport

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It is a great honor and pleasure for me to serve as a Lexus Brand Ambassador. I'm impressed by the unparalleled satisfaction of Lexus drivers. This speaks for high quality, safety and solidity. I share the same values, I'm also a perfectionist - and strive for innovation and well thought-out and perfect solutions. What I do, I do right - I focus uncompromisingly on my goals until I achieve them. I think this is true for Lexus as well and reflects the high expectations of Lexus drivers. 

Alinghi Red Bull Racing (First Selection Camp Youth & Womens America's Cup)

First experiences with foils - and immediately on the 69F with Alinghi Red Bull Racing. During three days I was able to show my abilities and my potential together with other young sailors and to sign up for the Team Youth & Womens team from Alinghi Red Bull Racing. 

Even though I have less experience on this type of boat, I was able to qualify for the second selection camp in Barcelona. Next to the Olympics, the America's Cup is one of my biggest dreams. I am looking forward to the upcoming challenges.   

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Meine Region Thunersee (commercial and association magazine)

Thank you for the opportunity to present myself to a wide audience here. 

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Regatte Bol d'Or Mirabaud: title defense with the Double You Team with Christian Wahl

Wow: what an experience. After 17 hours and 14 minutes we were the first boat to cross the finish line and successfully defended the title with skipper Christian Wahl. Thank you to everyone involved and sponsors for allowing me to be part of this winning team. 

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Project Bol 'Or Mirabaud: Launch of Season 3 of the Sailing Squad

Together with Eilidh McIntyre (Olympic 470 Champion) and Silvia Mas, World 470 Champion I am part of "the Sailing Squad 2023". It remains to be seen whether I can effectively sail the Bol d'Or Regatta on June 9 on the boat with Christian Wahl, multiple winner and defending champion. The preparation camp in Verbier and on Lake Geneva was an interesting and great experience. The whole project is accompanied by a film crew. 

​Media Info:   LINK

The three episodes of Sailing Squad Season 3, preceded by a teaser, will air in June 2023:


• Teaser:          2. June         Link
• Episode 1:    June 5th       Link
• Episode 2:    June 7th       Link

• Episode 3:    June 15th     Link

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French Olympic Week Hyeres

Results from the intensive winter training became visible: I was able to show several good races out of 93 participants in the strong field and I can be satisfied with the 34th place. 

There is still a lot to do - I know what I have to work on to keep getting better.

 

Ranking:   LINK

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Thanks to my fitness trainer Heinz Maibach - let's continue with Guy Schacher 

Even as a junior on the opti, I was able to count on your extensive know-how and extensive experience as a successful fitness trainer. I owe my fitness to this day to you in particular - this includes several medals at junior world and European championships. Many thanks for this intensive, long-term and successful cooperation. 

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Guy Schacher (sports teacher/heart therapist) will now take care of my fitness. I look forward to an intensive and successful cooperation. 

SRF: Interview with Anja (with Maud Jayet & Mikael Lundh)

On the occasion of the Regatta Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma de Mallorca, Swiss television SRF produced a report with Maud Jayet and Anja:

Article with an interview about Anja:   Link SRF

Post about Maud Jayet:                          Link RTS

Many thanks to the television SRF and RTS for these contributions. 

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World Cup Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mallorca with photo shooting

The first World Cup of the year did not go according to plan. As is usual in sport, even less good results have to be digested. The next regatta is just around the corner with the SOF in Hyères. The gaze is forward. 

67th place out of 107 participants

Link photos JVA:        photo link

Link Photos SST:        photos 

© Sailing Energy / Swiss Sailing Team

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Winter training in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth)

I was able to train for two months in Australia under ideal conditions, together with my colleague Maud Jayet and other top sailors.

 

We also took part in two big regattas: 

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Video (Youtoube):     Link 1    Link 2

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From 13-20 February I had the chance to be part of the Swiss team of the SailGP in Sydney as Inspire.  

2022: Elite squad of Swiss Sailing Team SST and start with new coach and team

New sponsor: Lexus brand ambassador

Shortly before Christmas, I was able to receive the keys to a Lexus UX 250h from Christian F. Wellauer, Director of Lexus Switzerland - many thanks for this great support.

 

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When I first began to engage with the Lexus brand, I was won over by the unparalleled satisfaction of Lexus drivers. This speaks for high quality, safety and solidity. As a competitive athlete, I share the same values, I am also a perfectionist - and strive for innovation and well thought-out and perfect solutions. What I do, I do right - I focus uncompromisingly on my goals until I achieve them. I think this is also true for Lexus and reflects the high expectations of Lexus drivers.

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I am proud and excited to represent the Lexus brand. As an elite sailor, I travel internationally - thanks to the Lexus UX 250h as my faithful and reliable companion, I will be able to concentrate on competitive sport and know that I will arrive at the respective destination comfortably, safely and, thanks to hybrid technology, in an environmentally friendly manner.

Lexus is not just a car brand - behind Lexus are employees who live the corporate philosophy in every detail. Thank you Joël Vergères for the successful lettering "my Lexus UX 250h". And it's no coincidence that my (first) BE number still contains my date of birth. Perfectionism by Lexus. Thanks!

New member B cadre & nominated for Award Swiss Sailing

In addition to being promoted to the B cadre of the Swiss Sailing Team, I am also nominated for the Swiss Sailing award Junior Sailor of the Year. Unfortunately I was only one more year (2021) in the junior category under 19. But with two Vice World Champion titles, I'm sure I have a justified chance for this award again. Every vote counts - thank you for your support.

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As a guest with Kurt Aeschbacher in the Matinée Sunday 

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What an honour: on Sunday, November 27th, I was allowed to, together with the other guests Daniel Arnold (speed climber), Bruno Heini (entrepreneur and crime writer) and Felizitas Ambauen (couple therapist and blogger) in the talk matinée in the small theater in Lucerne with a cult moderator Kurt Aeschbacher discuss my passion, goals and challenges in sailing. This was a very successful event and a very cool experience for me. Thank you for this opportunity. 

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Senior European Championship ILCA 6 Hyères, France

I was also able to successfully qualify for the Goldfleet at this major championship with very strong competition. Thanks to several very good races (ranks 18 / 6 / 19 / 10 / 14) I got the 28th place of the 95 European participants.

This top 30 result is very important for my future career.

Ranking:  link           

The fact that my team colleague Maud Jayet was also able to win the European runner-up title was sensational again: Congratulations Maud - well done - I'm proud of you.

Photo:  Mikael Lundh (Coach), Maud & Anja, Toni Otero (Head Coach)

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Award for young athletes in the canton of Bern

Great honour: alongside Olympic champion Ryan Regez, Beat Feuz (both jointly in the category Sportsman of the Year) and Mujinga Kambundji (Sportswoman of the Year), Franjo von Allmen (Young Sportsman of the Year), I am being awarded Young Sportswoman of the Canton of Bern of the Year 2022. Thank you for this award - thank you for your vote in the online voting. 

newspaper article:link           

Caricature by Adrian Weber:link

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Many Thanks,Lexus. I am excited to be part of the current Lexus Switzerland brand campaign.

September 26 - October 2 Blick.ch / bluenews.ch / Handelszeitung.ch / cash.ch / letemps.ch

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Senior  World Championship 9.-16. October Kemah, Texas, USA

I was able to gain important experience at the first Senior World Championships in Texas. It was a success for me to start for the finals in the Goldfleet. 

 

40th place (of 83 participants)

The fact that my training colleague Maud Jayet sensationally won the Vice World Champion title for Switzerland at the same time was a big highlight. Congratulations Maud, I am proud and grateful to be able to train with you and Mikael Lundh as a team. 

Media info Swiss Sailing Team:link

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U21 World Cup in Vilamoura

The U21 World Cup in Vilamoura is not desirableaccording to

lost: no medal,8th place (of 80 participants)

The intensive cooperation with the coach Mikael und 

teammate Maud Jayet brings joy and brings me 

further. We sail in particular in the south of France - but also 

in Holland.

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© Sailing Energy / Swiss Sailing Team

Graduation ceremony at Interlaken High School

30 June: Graduation ceremony at Interlaken High School - an important milestone has been reached. Now, in the fall, he will be starting his studies in business administration / communication at the University of Bern. However, sailing will now have priority. 

A big thank you to the Gymnasium Interlaken and all the teachers for their great support. The often heard saying "d'Anja isch more am Sägle than ir Schuel" is not entirely untrue. Thank you very much that this was possible for me and that I was able to successfully complete my Matura. 

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SST Team Squad ILCA 6

Start in Palma with the SST Team Squad ILCA 6 (from left:)

- SST ILCA 6 National CoachMichael Lundh

- Rosine Baudet, SNG (B squad)

-Maud Jayet, SNG (A squad, participant Olympia 2021)

- SST Mental Coach Maayke Van der Pluijm 

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First Elite Fleet Regattas in Spain und France

The transition from the juniors to the elite fleet has been a success so far. A lot of experience has already been gained. Qualification for the Gold Fleet succeeded at the first World Cup in Palma de Mallorca. There is still a lot to learn.  

- World Cup Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma de Mallorca  (42nd place out of 85 participants)

- French Olympic Week Hyères (42nd place out of 63 participants)

Nomination SporthilfeTeam Suisse : Young Talent Award 2021

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The nomination (total of 5 candidates) for the Young Talent Award 2021 is a great honor and reward for many hardships in recent years.

 

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Voting for Anja and sailing:  

Voting was open until March 28, 2022, and the award ceremony took place on Friday, April 1 in Zurich. Congratulations to the winner Amy Baserga (biathlete). Many thanks to Sporthilfe for their support. 

New boat: ELEMENTSIXevolution

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March 5th: the new boat from E6e has arrived and is ready to be picked up.  Thanks Patric Hubli (Kielwasser) for the support.

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New coach and new team

With the commitment of Mikael Lundh as Swiss Sailing Team ILCA 6 National Coach, the training in the elite team SST in Palma de Mallorca will start in March. 

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2021: Vice World Champion Laser Radial u19 & ISAF Youth World Championship

2021: Vice World Champion Laser Radial u19 & ISAF Youth WM

With the submission of the Olympic project 2024 to Swiss Sailing Team SST 
now starts a new chapter. With a regatta in Riva del Garda at the beginning

of November, the successful cooperation with Damir Nakrst as head coach

came to an end.

Weltmeisterschaft u19 ISAF ILCA 6: 2. Platz (Mussanah Sports City, Oman)

European Championship Senior ILCA 6: 36th Place (Varna, Bulgaria)

World Championship u19 Laser Radial: 2nd Place (Arco, Italia)

World Championship u21, Laser Radial, 8th Place (Gdynia, Poland)

European Championship u21 Laser Radial: 5th Place (Tivat, Montenegro)

European Championship u19 Laser Radial: 4th Place (Kastela, Croatia)

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Award Swiss Junior Sailor of the Year 2019/2020 SUI Sailing

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