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DutchSail appoints business titan and Melges 24 sailor Eelco Blok as MD

DutchSail appoints business titan and Melges 24 sailor Eelco Blok as MD

The Netherlands based America’s Cup challenger DutchSail has recruited high-profile Dutch businessman Eelco Blok as the newly-formed team’s managing director. Blok is well known in the Netherlands after a seven-year term as the CEO of the Dutch landline and mobile telecommunications company KPN. He is also a keen yacht amateur racer

America’s Cup: DutchSail pick Carolijn Brouwer to steer AC75

America’s Cup: DutchSail pick Carolijn Brouwer to steer AC75

The fledgling DutchSail America’s Cup syndicate – aka Team The Netherlands – headed by Dutch yachtsman Simeon Tienpont has become the first of the current crop of America’s Cup contenders to announce a female sailor as helmsman. During a press conference at the opening of the team’s headquarters in Scheveningen skipper

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