Moritz Spitzauer has competed in major races like the Ocean Race Sprint Cup, and Ocean Race Europe, and secured 2nd place at the ORC World Championship. He now joins the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team for the 5th edition of the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy.

Moritz Spitzauer is an accomplished Austrian sailor, celebrated as the Austrian Champion and known for his extensive and impressive racing portfolio.

He has competed in the Ocean Race Sprint Cup and Ocean Race Europe with Team Viva Mexico, demonstrating his prowess in some of the most challenging sailing events. Moritz has also participated in renowned races such as the Fastnet Race, Middle Sea Race, San Diego-Puerto Vallarta Race, and Palermo-Monte Carlo Race. His notable achievement of securing 2nd place at the ORC World Championship further highlights his skill and dedication.

Now, Moritz joins the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team for the 5th edition of the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy.




Date of birth

31 December 1991


German, Portuguese, Spanish and English

Sailing career highlights

Austrian champion
Participation in the Ocean race sprint cup and ocean race Europe with viva Mexico
Participation in the Fastnet race, Middle sea race, San Diego- Puerto vallarta race, Palermo-Monte Carlo race
2nd place at the orc world championship


What was your first sailing memory?

Sailing with my dad on his finn as a little child.

Who inspires you?

Austrian skier Hermann Maier.

What is your favourite quote?

"Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly."

What was your childhood sailing dream?

Olympic games.

What items do you always take with you when you go sailing?

A lot of snacks and my wetnotes.

What is your favourite food?


What hobbies do you have when not sailing?

Road biking.

Give us an example of a sustainable attitude to life - what do you do for a better world?

I try to use as little plastic as possible on my daily life basis.

What advice would you give to young sailors to protect the planet?

Protect and respect the ocean, it is our playground and we have to take care of it.