Juul Hermsen, Foundation Chairman.
Juul started out on the Heineken Regatta and the Grenada Sailing Festival Race Committees. Noticing all the charter yachts in the various marinas he changed tack and became Charter Agent. Over the past 25 years he has been active with bringing some 5.000 sailors to the Caribbean to sail in one of the many Regattas through his Charter Company, Windward Adventures. As result of a wellwisher’s request to promote St. Eustatius the Golden Rock Regatta which this year will celebrate its 13th Edition, was set up.
Jelle Hamstra, Foundation Vice Chairman.
Jelle moved to St. Maarten some 25 years ago and soon got involved on the Heineken Regatta Committee on which he served for more than 20 years. After taking part in the first edition of the Golden Rock Regatta, he accepted the appointment as Vice Chairman of the Foundation.
Peter Anink, Race Officer/Judge
Peter last year took charge of the Regatta Race Committee. He is a very experienced Race Officer and member of the Scheveningen Yachtclub where he serves on various committees. His experience as Race Officer includes ORC/IRC inshore and offshore events such as the annual North Sea Regatta (is also the Open Dutch Championship for ORC and ORC TwoHanded) and IJspegel Trophy winter series. He also acted as Race Officer on National, European and World Championships for example the World Championships 470, J22, Cadet, Splash etc. and is active in protest committees/jury’s as national judge. But above all he loves sailing in the Caribbean waters.
Aly Anink, Assistant Race Officer.
Aly is our very able Assistant Race Officer en Peter’s Right (and sometimes Left) Hand! She too serves on a number of Committees at the Scheveningen Yacht Club. In addition she Edits the Club Magazine. She also joined the Regatta Race Committee last year.
Anton van de Koppel, PR & Media
Anton is another knowligable veteran on Caribbean Regattas with more than 20 years experience under his belt. In addition to producing films, TV series, Commercials and Promotional videos. His expertise on Regatta’s is well known whith events like the Volvo Ocean and the Round Texel Races in his portfolio. To this he added the Golden Rock from it’s inception and is a member of the Foundation Committee.
Marloes van der Haagen, Producer Media
Marloes, Anton’s Girl Friday, is another veteran on filming regattas. She is a producer in her own right, making Anton’s job look easy!