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Introducing Jakob NED99

By November 8, 2016 No Comments

Young Waddenteam rider Jakob Kooij became Dutch 2016 Youth Champion.

I am Jakob Kooij, one of the talents from the Waddenteam. I live on the island of Texel in the Netherlands. I train with Adriaan van Rijsselberghe and the other boys from the Waddenteam. I joint Avantisails this year.

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The first event this year of the Dutch championship was at Aalsmeer in May. The weekend didn’t went as good as I hoped. I had get used to my new Avantisails. That weekend I sailed two times the losers final. After that weekend I was 4th by the youth.

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The second weekend was at Stavoren in August. That weekend went very well. The combination between the Avantisails and the Starboards was working better than in Aalsmeer. I reached in Stavoren three times the final and because of a stupid mistake I had a loser-loser final, but that was my discard. I went from the 4th place before the weekend to the 1st place after the weekend.

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We didn’t race after Stavoren so I am Dutch Champion Youth. I am very happy with my result. I am really stoked to sail the Machine M-5 series next year!!

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