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She Sails Sailing Team

In 2012 Fettje started the She Sails Match Racing Team. Ever since she is managing this team into the international sailing circuit. The highest ranking achieved was the 11th place on the ISAF women’s world ranking. Since the end of 2016 the team has made the transition towards the J/70 International One Design Class and Dutch Sailing League.

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Scammers active in sailing

Via a partner I got the a request for a training program: ‘Maybe it’s something for you?’. At first I thought it was an odd request: a 6-month training stage for 58 young athletes from a training base of the Chinese Yachting Association in Kunming and I let it pass for a few days. My second thought was: I can’t let it pass just because it sounds like an odd project, it is China and they do projects like this in other sports already! I would feel foolish if I didn’t even try and see someone else running the project in a few months. Well, foolish I did feel for a while after I came back from signing the contract all the way in China: it turned out to be a scam.

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Dutch Youth Regatta: media coordinator

The Dutch Youth Regatta is one of the biggest youth sailing events in Europe with around 700 sailors competing. The event is known for it’s high quality racing and strong competition. The organising foundation wants to keep improving and attract new sponsors. Therefore Gybeset was asked to take care of the media during the event in 2016 & 2017.

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Keelboat Academy: owner

The Keelboat Academy started in October 2015. The owners of the J/70’s used in the Dutch Sailing League, J/Club, asked Fettje to exploit the 7-boat fleet for corporate events. Challenge accepted! But something had to be added: facilitate training for sailors and the set-up of a youth training program like they do in New Zealand.

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  • 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 fulltime for Nautor's Swan.