The team consist of Erik Heil and Thomas Plößel, who started sailing together back in 2001.
They have raced together on their 49er since 2007.
They are both from Berlin but their home yacht club has always been the NRV Hamburg.
- Bronze medal in Rio Olympics 2016
- 3rd place World Championship 2020
- Vice World Champion 2019
- Winner Sailing World Cup Miami 2019
- European Champion 2014
- Winner Princess Sophia Trophy Palma de Mallorca 2013
- Born on the 10th of August 1989 in Berlin
- Living in Kiel
- Sports soldier and medical student
- Born on the 29th of April 1988 in Oldenburg
- Living in Hamburg
- Mechanical Engineer (M.Sc.)