Believe . . .

Age 20 year
Function Coach
A couple results as coach
  • 1st French junior nationals 2015
  • 1st Nieuwpoortweek 2016
  • 2nd Nieuwpoortweek 2016
A couple results as a sailor
  • 3rd End of Season junior Rutland 2008
  • 3rd Dutch youth regatta U12 2008
  • 3rd German Herbstpokal 2009
  • 3rd Overall ranking Belgium 2009
  • 3rd United 4 sailing Workum 2010
  • 1st Optispring Port Zelande 2010
  • 1st Overall ranking Belgium 2010
  • 3rd United 4 sailing Workum 2011
  • 2nd Overall ranking Belgium 2011
Languages Dutch, French, English
When Daan was 8 he started sailing but combined it with football until the age of 12, when pursued his sailing dream. In the final three years in the optimist class he qualified for one European and two World championships winning the selections with the best score ever recorded in a qualifiers in 2010. After the optimist Daan moved on to the 29er, he attended three Isaf Youth World championships. Daan trained both in Belgium and internationally, both in optimist and 29er, gaining invaluable international experience from top coaches. To this day Daan still sails a snipe competitively with his father. He is now coaching and will combine this with a studying for a degree in engineering.