My name is Mári Érdi. Started competitive sailing at the age of 14, in 2012, on Lake Balaton, in Hungary.
Besides falling in love with the game immediately, results and success came also very fast in my career. After spending my first year (2012) to learn the basics of sailing and competing, in 2013, at the age of 15, I became Senior National Champion and also Youth World Champion, with the latest title earning qualification for the Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Nanjing, China in 2014.
During my youth career, up until 2017, I became 5 times World Champion (1x U17, 3x U19, 1x U21) and once Youth European Champion. 2018 is my last U21 year.
2016 was the year when I started to catch up with the senior elite, and had the first chances to challenge the World's best sailors. Qualified for the Olympic Games and had a really great regatta in Rio in August 2016.
2017 started off also pretty well with great results at the World Cup series, with fantastic winning races, even including wearing the yellow bib (the yellow jersey is worn by the actual leader in a regatta).
In August 2017, I won the U21 World Champion title in Nieuwpoort, Belgium.
In 2018 our main goal was to step up and be consistently in the top 5 sailors in the World. I finished all events in the top 8 in 2018 and I also managed to step up on the podium a few times for the first time in the senior fleet. I also climbed up to 3rd place on the World Sailing Official World Rankings.
In August 2018, at the World Championship I qualified Hungary to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Regarding the mid-term future, my clear priority is the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games, where my objective is to win a medal. On the longer term, my goal is to compete also at the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games.