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Age30 years
FunctionFounder 8 Days a Week / Head Coach
A couple results as coach
  • 1st IODA European Championships Girls 2017, 4th & 10th IODA European Championships Girls 2018
  • 7th Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds Championships Men 2017
  • Top 3 National Optimist events Great Britain since 2016
A couple results as a sailor
  • Isaf repr. Belgium Laser 2014 & 2015
  • 11 YEC 420 Lago Di Garda 2004
  • 1st United 4 overall & Dutch Champion (DYR) 2003
LanguagesDutch, French, English, German, Spanish (basic)

At the age of 10 Pieter was already in an Optimist boat, learning how to sail. After sailing on International level and achieving great awards in Optimist, 420 and Laser Standard, Pieter started coaching. Through the years there have been several campaigns and teams Pieter worked with, giving him lots of experience on a wide variety of classes. The coaching company 8 Days a Week was founded and has been organizing plenty of programs, clinics and regatta coaching ever since.

What started 8 years ago has turned into a full time profession, which Pieter practices with lots of passion and dedication. Being the European Champion Optimist ’17 Coach proves this.