The Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation
The Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) was formed in 2006. It was founded with the support and input of the Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in San Francisco and the Netherlands Network (NFIA, NBSO & NOST).
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Presentation & Tour by two Dutch members of the ORACLE TEAM USA, Simeon Tienpont and Dirk de Ridder, at
the ORACLE TEAM USA Base in San Francisco at 999 Marin,
corner of Marin & Illinois
Due to the overwhelming response to this event of the NAF,
we need to close the registration. We will follow up to confirm your attendance in this event.
ORACLE TEAM USA
New Technology - New Design -
AC 72 Hull – Wingsail – New applications for sailing
PROGRAM for June 7, 2013
6.30 PM Presentation by Simeon Tienpont.
7.00-7.45 PM Tour of the ORACLE TEAM USA BASE
by Simeon Tienpont and Dirk de Ridder
8.00 PM No Host Social, Borrel, nearby
Place will be announced at the start of the event.
The ORACLE Team won the 33rd America’s Cup in February of 2010 and became the Defender of the 34th America’s Cup to be held here in San Francisco, on the Bay, this summer of 2013. The yacht that the team sailed to win the 33rd America’s Cup is the fastest boat in the history of the event.
Simeon Tienpont and Dirk de Ridder will provide some insights on the human ingenuity and consummate skill required to sail these awe-inspiring boats. Join us to witness the boats and teams fly across the waters of the Bay during the races for the 34th America’s Cup this summer.
Simeon Tienpont, position of grinder, is a veteran of the 33rd America’s Cup Race on the winning BMW ORACLE TEAM and took part for several years in Extreme Circuit 40. He was a member of the record-setting ABN AMRO 2 Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006.
Dirk de Ridder, Cheese to his team mates, is the main trimmer responsible for harnessing the power of the towering wingsail. He is a world renowned veteran of several America’s Cup Events, including winning the 33rd America’s Cup on the BMW ORACLE TEAM, the Volvo Ocean Race, the Sydney Olympic Regatta, and the Whitbread Round the World Race.
America’s Cup, ranks with the Olympics and the World Soccer Cup in worldwide recognition. The America’s Cup is without a doubt the most difficult sport's trophy to win.