Henrik has been to the Azores before. In a mini – sailing his qualifying race for his first Minitransat in 2007 (www.mini650.de). Henrik participated twice in the Minitransat, successful in 2007 to Salvador de Bahia (Brasil). But in the 2013 edition his mini-prototype CARIBOU got shipwrecked after a collision in the middle of the Biscay and he was forced to abandon it.
His energy to sail single handed regatta became even stronger and - after he had recovered from this tragedy - he prepared for the next step: sailing a class 40. As it has always been his plan, he was even more ambitious and prepared to join the Global Ocean Race (GOR). Of course he was heavily disappointed about the cancellation of the GOR by Josh Hall. Originally this Azores regatta was planned to be the qualifying passage for the GOR.
The 49 year old father of two children will stay with this plan and participate the AZAB-race single hand. His future goal for his long term sailing campaign after the Azores are to sail the Transat J.V. (once sponsor finding is successfully), or as a private challenge, to sail single handed around the world. In normal life Henrik is IT-Engineer born and based close to Hamburg north of Germany.