Annemieke Bes

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Annemieke Bes
Personal information
Full name Annemieke Marileen Bes
Nationality Dutch
Born (1978-03-16) 16 March 1978 (age 38)
Height 1.77 m (5.8 ft)
Sailing career
Class(es) Europe
Laser Radial
Elliott 6m
Club Vereniging Watersport De Twee Provinciën
Updated on 13 February 2014.

Annemieke Marileen Bes (born 16 March 1978, in Groningen) is a sailor from the Netherlands,[1][2] who represented her country for the first time at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. The Dutch Yngling helmed by Annelies Thies and crewed by Bes and Petronella de Jong took the 4th place.[3][4][5] Bes returned to the Olympics, again in the Dutch Yngling,[6][7] during the 2008 Olympics this time with fellow crewmember Merel Witteveen and helmsman Mandy Mulder. The Dutch Yngling team took the Silver Medal[8] in Qingdao. Bes than switched to the Elliott 6m Match racing. During the 2012 Olympics the team with helmsman Renee Groeneveld and crewmembers Bes and Marcelien Bos-de Koning[9][10] took 8th place[11] in Weymouth.

Sailing career[edit]

Bes started sailing in 1990 and has competed at International level since 1999 where she started in the Europe class. Her best finishes were second at the Dutch Championship in 2000, seventh at the Semaine Olympique Hyeres in 2001 and at the World championship open week that year. By the end of 2001 she switched to the Yngling class. In her first season in the Yngling class she and her team mates Petronella de Jong and Annelies Thies became second in the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma de Mallorca. The following year she finished fifth at the SPA Regatta in Medemblik as well as fourth in the pre-Olympic event in Athens. 2004 proved to be a successful year and they won the Athens Eurolymp Week as well as the Princess Sofia Trophy. They sailed to a seventh position at the World Championships in Santander and a sixth position at the SPA Regatta, which earned them a spot at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

In 2007 a team was formed of nine sailors, (among them were Mandy Mulder, Annemieke Bes, Merel Witteveen, Renée Groeneveld, Marije Faber, Marije Kampen and Brechtje van der Werf), that aimed and qualify for the Olympics in the Yngling. In July 2008 Dutch national coach Maurice Paardekooper selected Witteveen, Mulder and Bes as the trio that would sail the Dutch Yngling team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The selected team became fourth at the World Championship in Cascais. Furthermore, they became second in Qingdao at the Pre-Olympics, fourth at the European Championship in Warnemünde in 2007. In 2008 there was a third place in the Olympic Class Regatta of Miami And a third place at the Europeans.

With Renée Groeneveld and Brechtje van der Werf she started to sail in the new Olympic women class, The Elliott 6m Match racing class. They finished fourth at the Kieler Woche Worldcup, second at the Europeans and they won the Sail for Gold Worldcup in Weymouth in September 2009 and the Prinses Sofia Worldcup event in April 2010. However this team did not qualify for the Olympics. After a team was formed with Bes, Marcelien Bos-de Koning and Mandy Mulder the qualification for the 2012 olympics was made.

Further reading[edit]

2004 Olympics (Athens)[edit]

2008 Olympics (Weymouth)[edit]

2012 Olympics (Weymouth)[edit]


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  2. ^ "Annemieke Bes". Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Zeilteam-Thies plaatst zich maar nipt voor Athene". De Volkskrant. 17 May 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Team-Thies verliest". 18 August 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ook Booth/Dercksen buiten podium". 28 August 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Eerste zeilers gekwalificeerd voor Olympische Spelen Beijing 2008". Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Stromingsinformatie voor zeilploeg". De Gelderlander. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nederlandse zeilploeg zeker van zilver". Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Nederlandse deelnemers Londen 2012". Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Deelnemers uit Nederland". Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "International Sailing Federation Results centre". ISAF. Retrieved 13 February 2014.