Christian was born in 1977 in Linz. He owns a rigging, safety and yacht electronics company, which is why he naturally is in charge of these areas in the TAORP team as well. He is also an active sailor and currently quite successful in the Mini650. In 2019, he won the Mini Barcelona and arrived 7th in the Mini Fastnet. He plans taking part in the Mini-Transat in 2021.
„To me, the Ocean Race is an enormous technical challenge. The boats are in a state-of-the-art condition unlike any Austrian boat before, and technically well thought through. I am very happy that Austria managed to purchase such a boat and stands a realistic chance of participating in the Race. Up until then, I am supporting the team with know-how in the areas of rigging and electronics, and I am looking forward to long surfs on the oceans of this world.“