About Gybeset

Event Professional. Online Media addict. Sailing specialist.

Gybeset has stopped it’s activities. Fettje got the opportunity to work fulltime for Nautor’s Swan Benelux.

The face behind Gybeset is Fettje Osinga, born and raised in “Fryslân”, the northern part of the Netherlands and as a true Frysian she loves sailing and everything that comes with it. During her studies she decided she wants to make a difference to the sport of sailing to further develop and professionalise this amazing sport.


Follow your heart; doing what you truly love; turn your hobby into your job: it makes so much sense but just a few actually make this happen. Fettje did. She changed here study: from a medical-beta study to Leisure Management at the Stenden University. Straight from the beginning she’s been active as board member in the student sailing bodies.

Since the start in 2012 many sailing projects has passed by. Supporting clubs, events and businesses: together we’re building our sport! The most recent step is the start of the Keelboat Academy: J/Club asked Gybeset to exploit the fleet of J/70’s that has been acquired for the Dutch Sailing League.


The only way to become successful is to start a project with a clear goal. At the start of her career at event agency ‘De Bootsmannen | Pampus Events’ Fettje always had a clear goal: 2,5 years she gained the experience at the agency towards corporate events, account and project management. Over the years this has been more specialised into the world of sailing which results in a huge amount of knowledge and experience in this niche market: sponsorships, team and athlete management, project management and online media: Gybeset will remain focused.

Extensive Network

Having a strong, international network is extremely important in the world of sailing. Throughout the years working and sailing in the international sailing industry made the network of Fettje grow rapidly: she knows what’s going on in the industry and gained trust of many.

Winning team

What is it that makes a team winning? Having the right people, knowledge and experience in the best formation possible. Choosing the right crew, tactics and most of all: working with enthusiasm and dedication. These are key elements of the work ethic of Gybeset. Gybeset is aiming to get the highest possible achievement for you, your club or your company.

  • Keelboat Academy

    Owner and manager. Keelboat Training Centre and corporate sailing events in new J/70’s

  • Media & Press

    International Dutch Youth Regatta 2016. Video, social, live blog and press.

  • Project Manager

    Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 via ATP Event Experts, April-July 2015.

  • Shore Manager

    Magic Marine Melges24 European Championship 2013.

  • PR Manager

    Supporting Maxime Jonker on media and sponsorship.

  • Race Support

    Supporting sailing clubs on their club strategy on racing. Project of the NOC*NSF with the Dutch Federation. June 2013 – November 2014.

  • Operation Manager

    Start-up Batavia Sailing Center 2012-2013.

  • Event Manager

    2K Teamracing European Championship 2012.

  • Project Manager

    Coördinating the build of the new website of Magic Marine and support of the marketing department towards the activation of teamriders. November 2013 – March 2014

  • Team Manager

    She Sails Sailing Team. Highest ranking: #11 in the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Ranking. Since October 2016 sailing the International J/70 One Design Class

  • Sponsor Project

    Dutch Match Cup sponsor proposition to become part of the World Match Racing Tour. 2012-2013.

  • Fettje Osinga

    “I consider a gybeset as a tactical decision in a race: a manoeuvre which is foreseeing, purposeful and where effective communication is crucial. All essential elements in both business and sports. What’s your strategy?“

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Gybeset has stopped it's activities: Fettje got the opportunity to work for Nautor's Swan Benelux / Seaport Sailing Yachts.