Where were you born?
In the Netherlands. A small place called Blaricum, close to Amsterdam
What's your favourite quote?
"Its hard to beat a person who never gives up" Babe Ruth
Who got you into sailing?
I did! Through the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Saw a poster on the London Underground back in 2011 and that was it.
What's your favourite sailing moment?
Specifically: Setting foot back in St. Katherine's Dock, London, in 2014, officially completing a circumnavigation of the planet.
Generally: Helming and surfing downwind in big weather
What's the first boat you ever sailed?
A Clipper 60 (with our skipper Olly Cotterell)
What's the biggest lesson sailing has taught you?
Good or bad, there is nothing you can't get used to.
What makes you a Maverick?
Going from never having sailed before the age of 20 to now building a career in professional yacht racing.