Bart van den Berg

Dutch Waszp Sailor

Hi, my name is Bart van den Berg.

I have been sailing in the Optimist with a professional racing team (FamedCoach4SailingTeam) since May 2016 until May 2019. Mid summer of 2019 I switched from the Optimist to the (foiling) Waszp Class, so had to start all over.., learning to foil, techniques and most of all understanding the boat. It’s so different than sailing an Optimist..

In addition to my training and racing in the Waszp, I am admitted as a talent at the Ocean Race Academy where they help me to develop myself as a person and in skills for professional offshore racing with big boats such as the Volvo Ocean Race. With the Ocean Race Academy I train and race with a VO60 the “BouDragon” the former 1997-1998 Volvo Ocean Race boat “Silk Cut”.

Curriculum vitae

(regular) School

Scala College Alphen aan den Rijn
Atheneum, 6th grade

– Maths B
– Geography
– Global Economics
– Business economy
– Civics
– History
– English language and literature
– Dutch language and literature

Scala College Alphen aan den Rijn
Havo – Diploma 2021

Maths B – Physics – Global Economics – Business economy – Civics – History – English language and literature – French language and literature – Dutch language and literature

Holland Ocean Race Academy

The Foundation Holland Ocean Racing is the umbrella organisation for the Ocean Races Academy. Sailing talents are in training to become a pro offshore ocean sailor. The team sets sail from either homeport The Hague Port Scheveningen or homeport Breskens for training days. Hans Bouscholte, former Volvo Ocean Race skipper, has set up a program in 2014 for young sailors who have the ambition to sail on big boats, and prepare them for ocean sailing competitions such as the Volvo Ocean Race.

Additional courses

CWO1 – Certified 27-10-2013
CWO2 – Certified 02-11-2014
CWO3 – Certified 02-11-2014
RYA First Aid – Certified 11-04-2021
RYA VHF/SRC – Certified 11-05-2021
RYA/ISAF Offshore Personal Survival Training – Certified 10-07-2021
ICC Boating License – start 2023


Cooking in Restaurant ’t Oude Raadhuis


23 March 2013 Start sailing at WV Braassermeer
10 june 2013 Basic sailing Certificate
27 Oktober 2013 CWO-1 Certificate
26 April 2014 Member RTB Optimist Racing Team Braassem
Combi Optimist circuit 2014
02 November 2014 CWO-2 and CWO-3 Certificate
National Optimist competition 2015
19 June 2015 Sailing with the VOR Telefonica
Easter Regatta Braassem The Netherlands 2016
National Optimist competition 2016
21 May 2016 Joined FamedCoach4SailingTeam
Goldener Opti Kiel Germany 2016
NieuwPoortWeek Belgium 2016
Ora Cup Ora Lake Garda Italy 2016
Open Belgium Championship 2016
National Optimist competition 2017
Training Optimist Bandol France 2017
Easter Regatta Braassem The Netherlands 2017
Selected for Dutch Ora Cup Ora Team 2017
NieuwPoortWeek Belgium 2017 first price silver fleet
Open Belgium Championship 2017
National Optimist competition 2018
Training Optimist Bandol France 2018
Easter Regatta Braassem The Netherlands 2018 first price silver fleet
Ora Cup Ora Lake Garda Italy 2018
Open Belgium Championship 2018
First time Waszp Sailing on Lake Garda Italy 2018
Ranking no. 7 Dutch National selection 2018-2019
Selected for National Sailing Team (Kernploeg) 2018-2019
Training Optimist Malta 2018
Training Optimist Lanzarote Spain 2018
NieuwPoortWeek Belgium 2018
National Optimist competition 2019
International Palamos Optimist Trophy Spain 2019
Opti Orange Valencia Spain 2019
Easter Regatta Braassem The Netherlands 2019
May 2019 Stopped with Optimist and start training with Waszp
European Waszp Games Lake Garda Italy 2019
Training Waszp Lanzarote Spain 2019
Training with Spanish Waszp team Barcelona Feb. 2020
Admitted at the Ocean Race Academy June 2020
Due to Corona no Racing in 2020 only training..
Due to Corona no Racing in first half 2021 only training..
Delivery Genoa – Cascais with the VO65 SiSi of The Austrian Ocean Race project July 2021
European Championship Waszp Lake Garda Italy 2021
World Games Waszp Lake Garda Italy 2022
Winter training with Spanish Waszp Team Barcelona Oct 2022 – Feb. 2023


08 May 2015 Certified Open Water Diver 12 meters Koh Tao Thailand
2015 Several dives at Koh Tao diving center Impian Divers
04 Januari 2018 Certified Advanced Diver 21 meters Koh Tao Thailand
2018 Several dives at Koh Tao diving center Impian Divers

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