Douwe Velds

  • Helmsman
  • Skipper
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • 14-01-1999

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 was in the national sailing squad from a young age and sailed many continental championships. 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 has now finished 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!