Nickname: I'm not aware of being given one
Sail Number: NED 212
Boat Name: Loctudeal, a friend of mine bought his Contender in Kiel and called it Kiel Deal. So when I decided to buy the 212 while at the Europeans in Loctudy, France, it was easy to find a name
Sailing Club: Watersportvereniging Braassemermeer
Height: 2 m
Age: 47 by the time I get to Kingston
Number of years sailing? Started at 12, like my brothers on a Vaurien, a big international class (sail numbers over 30.000 at that time) and later bought a Laser. At 20 I quit sailing, apart from joining my brothers occasionally on touring trips on yachts around the North Sea. In 1999, both my brothers were sailing Contender and they convinced me to go sailing again, in a Contender of course.
Favourite Food? Smoked salmon on toast, along with a not too cold Sancerre.
Stupidest thing you've done on the boat? Fremantle, 1st race, doing a couple of pre-start test gybes and ruining my back.
Goals for the 2008 Worlds? Having fun and being as fast as I can.