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Boudewijn Binkhorst

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Nationality  Dutch
Height  1.83 m (6.0 ft)

Class(es)  Finn; Star
Name  Boudewijn Binkhorst
Boudewijn Binkhorst
Full name  Hans Boudewijn Binkhorst
Born  September 17, 1942 (age 73) (1942-09-17) Oegstgeest

Hans Boudewijn Binkhorst (born September 17, 1942, in Oegstgeest) is a sailor from the Netherlands, who represented his country at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Acapulco. Binkhorst, on the Dutch Finn, took the 19th place. Since in 1980 The Netherlands did boycott the Moscow Olympic Games Binkhorst in the Star represented his National Olympic Committee under the Dutch NOC flag . With crew member Kobus Vandenberg. They took 6th place. The last Olympic appearance of Binkhorst was during the 1984 Olympics again in the Star and this time with crew Willem van Walt Meijer. They took 8th place.


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1980: Several countries did boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics, others like France did not go since they found the competition devaluated. As result only half of the expected fleet was present during the Olympic regattas. 1982: Just before the start of the 1982 Star World Championship in Medemblik Binkhorst took, by legal procedure, possession of five valuable prizes of the Star Class Organisation (ISCYRA). This was the result of a conflict between the Binkhorst (and a German bootbuilder) and the ISCYRA about the creation of an unsinkable Star. One outcome was that the team of Binkhorst an Willem van Walt Meijer did not start at the Worlds and missed an opportunity to qualify for the Olympics.

Binkhorst became European Champion Finn in 1971 and 2e at the Worldchampionship Finn in 1975. Both after long periods of not participating because of professional obligations

Professional life

Binkhorst studied Medicine at the Groningen University. Later he worked as Physician, e.g. at the Sportmedisch Adviescentrum, Amersfoort.


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