Team

Sjaak Haakman

Founder

I learned sailing at the age of 15, started racing Laser’s at 17 and thereafter sailed many different dinghies, catamarans and bigger boats. Occasionally taking a surfboard on windy and sunny days. 

Today I am racing Dragons. Taking courses on sustainability and circular movement I started to figure out what is happening in the boating scene and what I can contribute. Following the example made bij 
Ellen Macarthur (ellenmacarthurfoundation.org). 

I started RESAIL with the aim to promote the re-use of sails, research circular solutions and sell nice products in the process. 

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Jan Willem Verkade

Co-Founder

I started sailing with my parents at the age of 2 month. At the age of 5 I started my first regatta in an Optimist and thereafter Laser Radial and Laser. After that I made the big step to offshore racing with big boats, mostly Swan’s.

Nowadays I am giving sailing lessons to my kids and occasionally when there is time, I sail regatta’s in a J-24 and Dragon.

Sjaak and I sailed a lot of offshore races together and so one day he came to me with his idea how to promote the re-use of sails, research circular solutions and sell nice products in the process. 

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