Julian Kircher - Project Manager
Julian, born in 1986 in Klagenfurt, started his sailing career at the age of four: First in the Optimist, and later in the 420 class, the Starboat and different one-design classes. He was a member of the Austrian youth national team and continues sailing for the team of Union Yacht Club Wörthersee in the Austrian Bundesliga and as a successful match racer in the Championsleague up to the present day (in the top 50 of the world ranking). He has won the national championships several times. He is a businessman and the partner of Blue-2 The Sailing Academy.
“Being an Ocean Race sailor has always been a childhood dream for me. Through the turns my life has taken, it didn’t seem realistic that I would ever be able to compete in this race. The fact that I am now the organiser of the Austrian campaign, and that I have been given the chance to potentially make this dream real, puts a lot of pressure on me but makes me incredibly proud at the same time. This is surely one of the biggest accomplishments I have achieved in my life and I will do my very best to make this dream happen.”