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Jochen Schümann

Team Director of the winning "Alinghi" Americas Cup Team

Jochen Schümann is the most successful German sailor ever. The triple Olympic gold medallist, was five times World Champion and won 9 times the European Championships in both individual and team events. In 2008 he was the skipper of PLATOON powered by Team Germany on the Audi Med Cup Circuit.

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Jochen Schümann

In detail

Jochen started his career in the SC Berlin Grünau - he still belongs to the club. He is a qualified Dipl. Sport teacher and has worked in German Sailing Federation, as a sail maker at Elvström Sails in Denmark and as Sport Director in Sailing Projects - Aero-Sail for Daimler Benz, in America's Cup 2000 for FAST 2000 (first Swiss Team). He was in the prestigious position of Sailing Team Director and strategist for the Swiss Alinghi Team from 2000 until 2007. After a successful defence in Valencia he joined the German Team as Sports director and Co-CEO.

What he offers you

An experienced tactician and motivator, Jochen offers audiences the benefit of his considerable expertise from the gruelling world of round the world yachting. His forte is inspiring audiences to succeed both on a personal and a professional level, a task which he excels at.

How he presents

His talks focus on the necessary skills and self determination needed to win. He highlights the importance of strong leadership, good communication, self-empowerment, teamwork and loyalty.


He speaks English and German fluently.

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  • Motivation
  • Human Behaviour
  • To Overcome Barriers
  • Teamwork
  • Winning Strategies and Tactics


  • Jochen had great content and absolutely understood the messages we wanted to get across - Medical Technology Supplier


  • Sport Director and strategist of the winning Team Alinghi in America's Cup 2003 and 2007
  • World Sailor of the Year, 1996
  • Olympic Gold Medallist in 1976, 1988, 1996
  • Olympic Silver Medallist in Sydney 2000
  • Multiple European and World Champion
  • Sport Director and Co-CEO of United Internet Team Germany2007 - 2008
  • Skipper of PLATOON powered by Team Germany on Audi Med Cup Circuit 2008

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