Lukas Hesse 🇩🇪
Professional 49er sailor, German Sailing Team
German Champion 2020
Clean Sailors Ambassador
Lukas 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.
“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.
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.”
Lukas 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!