Annemieke Bes joins Team AkzoNobel

© Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel / AkzoNobel SCHEVENINGEN - THE NETHERLANDS .3 May 2017. Simeon Tienpont (NED), Skipper; Annemieke Bes(NED), Trimmer.

From Olympic sailor to Volvo Ocean Racer! Annemieke Bes, owner of 2 Be Sportive in Haarlem, is sailing the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 with Team AkzoNobel. Bes (39) represented her country at three Olympic Games, including winning silver in the women’s Yngling class at the 2008 Beijing Games and is finally realising a long-time goal to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Tienpont’s international line-up features top-tier sailors from seven nations, including four past Volvo Ocean Race winners: Brad Jackson from New Zealand, Roberto Bermudez de Castro from Spain, Joca Signorini from Brazil and Jules Salter from Great Britain.

Also selected are Dutch Olympic silver medalist Annemieke Bes, Australian Luke Molloy, Danish match racing skipper Nicolai Sehested, and up and coming young New Zealand sailor Brad Farrand.

Read more about Annemieke Bes her sailing career on her website: 2 Be Sportive.