- Boat Captain
- Aerospace Engineering
Douwe Velds was born to be a sailor. The love for sailing in his family started long before him, and as result he started young in the Optimist class, as so many others from the team. After that he continued to the laser 4.7 and laser standard, for which he travelled all across Europe. He brings some new international flavours to the team, as he originally lived in Belgium. Besides his sailing talents, Douwe also has the brains, and is now in his final year of his bachelor Aerospace Engineering. His favourite sailing spot is the Garda lake in Italy, but now you can spot him on the Dutch waters again, as he takes on this new sailing challenge!