Maja Siegenthaler

Maja Siegenthaler


Season three will be Maja Siegenthaler’s first time racing on the SailGP circuit.

Siegenthaler competed in the optimist dinghy for six years, from 2001-2007, before moving into the double-handed 420 class. In 2010 she won the Youth World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey and a year later finished 3rd at the 2011 European Championship in Tamira, Portugal.

Portrait of Maja Siegenthaler of the Switzerland SailGP team ahead of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix in Plymouth, England. 28th July 2022 . Photo: Jon Buckle for SailGP. Handout image supplied by SailGP

In 2011 Siegenthaler graduated to the 470 class and has represented Switzerland twice at the Olympic Games; at Rio 2016 finishing 14th and at Tokyo 2020, where she finished 4th. She is now campaigning for Paris 2024 and earlier this year won the 470 World Cup in Almere, Holland.

Outside of sailing she still likes to be active and enjoys climbing, cycling, hiking as well as Photography.


Function in the team :
Strategist - Switzerland SailGP Team

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