Jelmer van Beek

Second place in The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Race as skipper of the Dutch Team JAJO . 

CLeg 2 (Aarhus - The Hague) starts in

Jelmer on Instagram

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Every year me and my high school friends meet on the 29th of December. My favorite tradition at the end of the year!
Back in Alicante for a few days of sunshine 🇪🇸☀️
29 years around the sun ☀️🎈
Jelmer van Beek

Sailing with Jelmer

You can sail with me in several ways

Profesional sailor

I can be hired as a sailor during competitions. My specialty is mainly at the ‘back’ of the boat: (mainsail) trim, tactics and steering.

Schipper Jelmer van Beek


I would like to share my knowledge about sailing. Not only sailing technically but also about the lessons of the sport. There is no time-out in a sailing regatta. 24/7 you are looking for the best result with the team.

Spreker Jelmer van Beek

Onto the water!

Interested in a sailing clinic on the water? For example as a company outing? This can be done in several ways. I work together with various parties for this.

SSl Gold Cup Team NL

About Jelmer

Short biography


My early years

My early years

When I was 8 years old my parents bought a summer house on the Paterswoldsemeer. I made my first meters in a boat under the smoke of Groningen. Sailing, surfing, canoeing, everything I did during the holidays and weekends at the lake.

I liked sailing the most and soon I was sailing competitions in the Optimist. Two-time North Dutch Champion was the highlight of this beautiful time.

This was followed by the laser class where I participated in the top sailing academy of the water sports association in Scheveningen and sailed many international competitions.


Team Dutch Wave

Team Dutch Wave

After sailing one-man boats for more than 10 years, at the age of 19 in 2014 I got the chance to become a skipper of a Dutch training team. The Team Heiner Talents. For three years we sailed all competitions on and around the North Sea with this team of 10 sailors. An educational time.

When the training was over, I started our own team with my best sailing friends. Team Dutch Wave. Aimed at the match racing discipline where you sail one-on-one. A 10th place in the world ranking and several titles were the highlight.


The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race

In 2019 I started sailing on The Ocean Race boat, the former Team Brunel. In 2021 I sailed as a co-skipper with the team against 6 other VO65 the European Variant of the Ocean Race.

Ocean Race The Hague


Personal details

Jelmer Nicolaas van Beek

Date of birth: December 8, 1994 in Groningen.
Place of residence: The Hague


  • Bachelor of Law and Business Administration (Leiden University)
  • Master Accountancy and Control (UvA, paused)

Jelmer in the media

Below you will find various media appearances by Jelmer
  • “I just want that Cape Horn Tattoo!”

    Now that the Ocean Race for Team NextGen is canceled, there is a gap in Jelmer van Beek's agenda. He…

  • Goal is The Ocean Race

    Team NextGen is not participating in the Ocean Race. A big damper for Jelmer van Beek, but he will not…

  • Comment on Skûtsjesilen

    Attention for Skûtsjesilen. There are match reports and reports from the SKS Skûtsjesilen in Friesland. After a year of absence,…

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