Team JAJO second overall in the Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup! gefinisht in The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup!


TEAM JAJO, sponsored by JAJO and skippered by 27-year-old Jelmer van Beek, is the Dutch participant in The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup. In The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup, five VO65s sail stages 1, 6 and 7 of The Ocean Race. This makes The Ocean Race V065 Sprint Cup a full part of The Ocean Race, and will successively visit Alicante, Cape Verdi, Aarhus, The Hague and Genoa.

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“We would like to inspire this new generation with entrepreneurship, innovation and courage. We want to show that dreams come true if you persevere and work together”

Ivo van der Mark CEO bij Janssen de Jong Groep


After a great sailing campaign of more than two months, Team Childhood I arrived home in the port of The Hague with the Volvo 65. The team won the prologue during this period and finished fourth in The Ocean Race Europe. Janssen de Jong Groep takes over the position of the World Childhood Foundation on the boat for the rest of the year.

Janssen de Jong Group joined the main partners of Team Childhood I in April 2021. Ivo van der Mark, CEO of Janssen de Jong Group: “Sailing fits in with our vision of team building and achieving goals. It is a wonderful metaphor for our daily work and fits well with our core values ​​Lef, Solution-oriented and Together. The sponsorship of Team Childhood I was a logical continuation of our sponsorship of the 69F youth foil project Team DutchSail – Janssen de Jong. Both campaigns focus on training young talented sailors. We would like to inspire this new generation with entrepreneurship, innovation and courage. We want to show that dreams come true if you persevere and work together.”


Sailing Holland is a collaboration of professionals. The collaboration started in 2013 with Gideon Messink and Anita van Oeveren. In close collaboration with 8-fold participant in The Ocean Race Bouwe Bekking. Together they had a dream to participate in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014 -15 with a Dutch boat and an experienced team. Together they went looking for sponsors. Not a sponsor for the entire campaign, but different sponsors who can reinforce each other, work together as a team and go for the highest possible result.

Sailing Holland has now participated in the Volvo Ocean Race twice and is now preparing for the next edition of The Ocean Race 2022-23.

The main goal of Sailing Holland now is to train young enthusiastic people who have the dream of sailing an Ocean Race. Coached by professionals, there is a group of talents who sail as crew on the VO65. The goal is talent development so that more Dutch sailors can participate in the Ocean Race.



America's Cup 2021! The strength in this campaign comes from collaboration. Under the enthusiasm of Pieter-Jan Postma, DutchSail and Sailing Holland are working together on the great project to put offshore sailing in the Netherlands on the map. This is done together with a group of enthusiastic companies, with Janssen de Jong Group as main sponsor.


In October 2019 Sailing Holland entered into a partnership with the World Childhood Foundation (founded by Queen Silvia of Sweden) to generate more brand awareness for this foundation, which works worldwide to protect children against violence and sexual abuse. The boat name was changed from Team Brunel to Childhood1. Everyone who comes on board contributes a bit to the brand awareness of the foundation and the new Swedish – Dutch campaign in the Ocean Race 2022-23, by means of a donation/contribution.

TEAM BRUNEL – 2017-18

In the Volvo Ocean Race 2017 – 18, the boat took part in the Volvo Ocean Race for the second time. Just like in the 2014-15 edition as Team Brunel. under the name of main sponsor Brunel. After the success of 2014-15, Sailing Holland immediately started looking for new sponsors for the 2017-18 race. This was not easy due to various circumstances. Finally, the team was able to start at the end of July 2017. A late influx, but skipper Bouwe Bekking once again gathered good people around him, including Peter Burling, Kyle Langford, Louis Balcaen, Abby Ehler and Carlo Huisman. Another approach: many young people with a lot of knowledge and ambition. From the halfway point of the race, the team was unstoppable and made up for the gap that had accumulated in the beginning, leaving the team neck and neck with the winning teams: DongFeng and Maphre. After a nerve-racking battle, Team Brunel had to settle for an honorable third place.

TEAM BRUNEL – 2014-15

In the Volvo Ocean Race 2014 – 15, the boat took part in the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time. Team Brunel 2014-15 was a collaboration of Brunel, Schouten, Robeco and Moduleo. The crew including Bouwe Bekking, Andrew Cape, Pablo Arrarte, Gerd – Jan Poortman, Louis Balcaen and onboard reporter Stefan Coppers sailed to a creditable second place in the final standings.

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