Cees van Bladel

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Cees van Bladel
Personal information
Full name Cornelis Wilhelmus Nicolaas van Bladel
Nationality Dutch
Born (1962-05-02) 2 May 1962 (age 56)
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Height 1.89 m (6.2 ft)
Sailing career
Class(es) Tornado
Updated on 2014-01-10.

Cornelis Wilhelmus Nicolaas "Cees" van Bladel (born 2 May 1962 in Eindhoven) is a sailor from the Netherlands, who represented his country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Pusan. With his older brother Willy van Bladel as crew, Van Bladel took the 9th place in the Tornado. Earlier during the 1984 Olympics Van Bladel vas a substitute for the Dutch Olympic Sailing Team.

Sailing career[edit]

After sailing Vaurien and 470 with his brother Willy van Bladel he made the move to the Tornado.

Professional life[edit]

Van Bladel holds a bachelor's degree at the Fontys Hogescholen (1980–1984) and a Master's degree at the Vrije Universiteit (1984–1988) in Human Movement Science. Van Bladel held the following positions:

  • Taakveldcoordinator sector welzijn, Eindhoven (1991–2005)
  • Projectmanager, Sports and Technology (2005 – present)
  • Owner Planeer b.v. (2005 – present)
  • Director InnoSportLab Sailing (2009 – present)
  • Owner, Director Volans Solutions b.v (2010 – present)


Madelief van Bladel is his daughter.