Georg Borkenstein and Eike Dietrich have a wealth of competitive experience under their belts and have been racing partners since 2005. Georg began his sailing career at 8 years old, racing Optimists on a small lake near Kiel in Germany. Seeing promise in the young athlete, his coach, Eike Dietrich, decided to recruit him as a race partner for the International 14.
Their first Regatta, the Europeans in Travemunde, marked the start of a long and fruitful partnership. They now enjoy a busy racing schedule and sail up to 12 regattas every year.
They continued to compete ferociously, and eventually the team’s hard work, experience and persistence paid off. 4 years after their first race, they won the regatta in Travemunde. They have gone on to win 6 German Nationals titles – taking it down in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Internationally, they have also had marked success; they finished 2nd at the Europeans in 2017 and came 3rd in the Worlds in San Francisco back in 2018.