About us

The Ocean Youth Sailing (OYS) is a non-profit organisation founded by approximately 30 teenagers and young adults in spring of 2014 by members of the Jugendsegeln Steckborn (JSS). Today over 300 teenagers and young adults are involved in the project.

Jugendsegeln Steckborn

Over the next 10 years around 1600 teenagers and young adults should profit from our project!

Jürg Hochstrasser President @ Ocean Youth Sailing


On our self made catamaran young adults teach other young people sailing, and thereby teach them to act responsibly, teamwork and self-reliance. Practical learning experience is not only made during the building process and off-shore sailing training, but also within the scope of our community service work.

Executive Board

Jürg Hochstrasser


Damian Ruppen

Head of sponsoring and budget

Lukas Ruppen

Head of construction and operation

Franziska Straden


Marco Lang

Head of boat engineering

Nicola Möckli

Head of PR and Social Media

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