German Champion, Lukas Hesse, joins Clean Sailors as Ambassador
Clean Sailors team is excited to announce that German Champion sailor, Lukas Hesse, has joined Clean Sailors as our first Ambassador!
Lukas Hesse is a professional 49er sailor in the German Sailing Team and German Champion 2020. As well as training for medals in the Olympic Games in 2024 and 2028, Lukas has a passionate interest in protecting our oceans and is now a proud Ambassador for Clean Sailors.
“You are racing around only powered by the wind and the physical power of your body, connecting to nature around you - it’s an amazing feeling of freedom. To keep our planet healthy, we have to protect our oceans. As professional sailors we have an impact on the world around us" says Lukas, "Clean Sailors is a great organisation with ambitious goals and a super motivated and creative crew. I am excited to be joining them, to help mobilise professional sailors into becoming ocean ambassadors.”
"We are so delighted to welcome Lukas to to our Clean Sailors Crew, and it's an incredibly important milestone in our first 9 months of Clean Sailors. As well as being an exceptional athlete, Lukas is deeply interested in and caring of our our environment and importantly, the health of our seas. It's a very natural partnership and we make a great team, a great crew of sailors setting a new standard in and around our passion - sailing. We can't wait to continue our mission of mobilising our fellow sailors into guardians for our seas with Lukas onboard!" says Holly Manvell, founder of Clean Sailors.
About Lukas Hesse
Lukas is a professional 49er sailor in the German Sailing Team and German Champion 2020. As well we as training for medals in the Olympic Games in 2024 and 2028, Lukas has a passionate interest in protecting our oceans and is now a proud Ambassador for Clean Sailors.
Lukas Hesse started sailing Optimists at the age of six, on the beautiful Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria, Germany and has been hooked ever since.
As an Opti sailor, Lukas achieved 7th at the Worlds in 2013 and was awarded Second Best Nation. He then graduated to 29er boats, taking part in the World Sailing Youth Worlds in New Zealand.
Lukas is currently training for the Olympic Games, based at the German national sailing base in Kiel and training all over Europe.
About Clean Sailors
Clean Sailors is a not-for-profit, mobiliising the global sailing community in conservation of our oceans. Launched in July 2020, Clean Sailors' mission is to set a new standard of sailing within our global sailing community: clean sailing, by raising awareness of ocean conservation opportunities within our sport, our passion, our pastime.
The Clean Sailors Crew, based in the UK, Netherlands, Iceland and Germany are led by Holly Manvell, a keen sailor and advocate for a cleaner, healthier marine environment.
The Crew's aim is to make an ocean ambassador of each and every sailor around the world.