Frederick Eichhorst started school at NMS at age five in 2005 (the small pictures are from 2007). With six years Freddie (born Dec 1999) learned how to sail. After having been coached for several years by Florentine Baumann, who (besides her teaching job at NMS) voluntarily worked as district sailing coach for the Optimist Dinghy Class at Lake Wannsee, Frederick became the youngest participant of the International German Championship for Optimist in 2009. He successfully participated in many more national and international sailing regattas ranking top 10 of Germany’s Optimist sailors. After competing in the Olympic sailboat class 470 he soon searched for new challenges and in 2016 first tried out the foiling catamaran class.

Lately – besides completing Year 12 at our school – Freddie has been actively sailing at competitions of the Sailing Bundesliga. Being one of the youngest, most successful German regatta sailors, Frederick was asked to participate in a casting for the German team of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2017 held in Bermuda. The team requested him to complete the team of seven ambitious and experienced sailors from all over Germany.


From May 28 to June 21 2017 the German Racing Team with Frederick Eichhorst as youngest participant of the race competed against 15 other nations, all sailing on the AC45, a high-speed foiling catamaran. The school excused Freddie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The NMS community is very proud to support and educate such a successful and promising sailor!

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