During our week at home, we spend a day at the Braassem Youth Sailors’ Clinic, an annual weekend in autumn where many talented optimist and laser sailors come together to train and prepare for the next regatta season.
Before stepping into the rib for some on-the-water coaching, we gave a presentation about the challenges and adventures of our Olympic Campaign, hoping to motivate and inspire the next generation, and to give back to the club that raised us from young Opti sailors to professional athletes.
To our big surprise, the president of our club announced their support to our campaign, by awarding us with 600€ from the sponsormoney that he club received from SCA to promote Women’s sailing (SCA sponsored the all-female Volvo Ocean Race Boat that raced around the world with fellow club member and friend Carolijn Brouwer). On top of that, the club had decided to double this donation to our campaign, so we received a total support of 1200€!!! An amazingly kind gestures in a time where we need it most!