|2001 Richards Bay||Tornado|
|2006 San Isidro||Tornado|
|1997 La Grande-Motte||Tornado|
Hans-Peter Steinacher (born September 9, 1968 in Zell am See) is an Austrian sailor and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal in the Tornado Class with Roman Hagara at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. They won the gold medal again at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. This, to date, makes them Austria’s the most successful summer sport athletes as the first professional Austrian sailing team.
America's Cup & Red Bull Youth America's Cup
Since 2009 he has focused more on the big boat scene with Roman Hagara, including competing on an America’s Cup yacht at Hagara-Steinacher Racing (HS Racing) in the 2011–13 America's Cup World Series.
Under the flag of the United States for San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club, the duo competed in a 2013 America’s Cup World Series event in Naples, Italy. Racing this event gave the team firsthand experience in what has become Hagara and Steinacher’s primary focus, mentoring the next generation of sailors on the next generation of sail boats: hydrofoils.
Extreme Sailing Series
Hans-Peter Steinacher is currently also the tactician for Red Bull Extreme Sailing Team in the Extreme Sailing Series. With the series' announcement that foiling catamarans will be part of its future, Hagara and Steinacher have taken on a full crew of athletes who honed their skills in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
Mentoring Young Talents
As of 2015, Hans-Peter Steinacher and Roman Hagara mentor young sailors in three series: as sports directors of Red Bull Foiling Generation and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, and as leaders of the Red Bull Extreme Sailing Team that competes in the Extreme Sailing Series. Hagara and Steinacher look for the best and most talented sailors in their respective age groups to give them insights and show them a new way of sailing.
Originally a ski racer, Hans-Peter Steinacher moved into sailing at the age of 17, where he took full advantage of the skills learned on the snow. Back then, he competed against his now team mate Roman Hagara. For years, the now teammates competed against each other until they decided in 1997 to train fort he 2000 Olympics together. Before 1997 Hans-Peter Steinacher was helming a tornado catamaran, now he is the team's tactician. In the 2000 Olympics, the team was the very first to work with customized sails. “In doing this we actually created a new style of how to sail a boat,” Steinacher is cited. Since then, they have always focused on being ahead of technological developments, which now shows in their involvement in the foiling technology.
In his spare time, Hans-Peter Steinacher is also a licensed pilot.
- 2000 Summer Olympics – Sydney, Australia – Sailing – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 23, 2008)
- 2004 Summer Olympics – Athens, Greece – Sailing – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 23, 2008)
- "Red Bull Sailing Team". www.extremesailingseries.com. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- "Get a glimpse at the future of sailing". www.redbull.com. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- Sailing, Red Bull Extreme. "News". www.redbullextremesailing.com. Retrieved 2015-12-26.