Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Round the Island 2012

The Round the Island Race started with a bit controversy as the committe decided pretty much last minute to abandon the start for the smaller multihulls and the sportboats......a bit of a dumper for the the Open 7.50 Cool Runnings. After the last RTI was surely in more breeze and more challenging conditions many of the Sportboats started anyway and had a great ride around the island.
For Cool Runnings the reach from the Needles to St Catherines ended with overtaking the 164 ft Eleonora, steered by Ben Ainslie, by the "beast" in spectaculair fashion. Captured by David Beaumont, above.
Keen to create some good footage we were equiped with a Gopro Camera on the bowsprit as well as one on the end of the main boom. With the new Gopro remotes we could now switch them on and off on demand to create some good stuff........except that I forgot to put the memory card in the back one! Nevertheless the bowsprit cam came up with some good views of the pocket rocket skipping over the steep waves at St Catherines.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

CV & Results

Jochem is one of those rare sailors which have the ability to combine their sailing talents with an array of other skills, such as design, development and an everlasting dedication to improve.

Starting as a One-design sailor in the Netherlands he quickly acquired multiple World, European and National titles as a driver and tactician followed by a win in the Admirals Cup in 1999.

Famous for his skills to make his boats just a bit faster he was quickly nicknamed "The Boatspeed Doctor". His specialities include driving, tactics and navigation. As a navigator he won the rare combination of the offshore classics Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart, Newport-Bermuda and the Middle Sea race.

Fluent in English, Dutch, German and..........Deckman and Expedition tactical software.

Feel free to contact him to turn your boat, team and campaign into a winning concept


3x World Champion
6x Top 3 in World Championships
2x European Champion
51x National Champion
5x Winner Kielweek
4x Winner Seascape 18 Nationals
2x Winner Middle Sea Race
2x Winner Cento Miglia
Winner Admirals Cup
Winner Sydney Hobart
Winner Fastnet Race
Winner Newport Bermuda Race
Winner Round Britain & Ireland
Winner Tour Belle Ille
Winner Copa del Rey

Winner GPEN