Till-Richard Hagelstein, born in 1970, has been on the water since he was a boy of 4 years. His first active sailing experiences include driving an optimist, later a 420 and 470, Laser X-79 and others. He soon knew, that racing was his passion. In the past 20 years Till has been sailing on nearly every boat type that is to be found in northern European waters. Be it 50-footers, swans or a 3/4 ton. He was successful at regattas such as Kieler Woche, Travemünder Woche and Nordseewoche. He participated in the Fastnet Race and Round Britain. At the moment his heart belongs to a Mumm 36. Not really contemporary, regarding the racing formulas. But one that offers endless sailing-fun, perfect for the speed maniac he is, a true love!