Steven Bakker

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Steven Bakker
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Bakker at the helm of the Soling during the 2008 Vintage Yachting Games.
(with Dick Coster and Joost Houweling).
Personal information
Full name Steven Feico Alle Bakker
Nationality Dutch
Born (1949-04-13) 13 April 1949 (age 68)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 2.00 m (6.56 ft)
Sailing career
Class(es) Star; Soling
Club Koninklijke Watersport Vereniging
De Kaag
Updated on 2014-01-30.

Steven Feico Alle Bakker (born 13 April 1949 in Rotterdam) is a sailor from the Netherlands. Since the Netherlands did boycott the Moscow Olympic Games Bakker represented his National Olympic Committee at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Tallinn, USSR under the Dutch NOC flag. With his father Geert Bakker as helmsman and fellow crew member Dick Coster, Bakker took the 5th place in the Soling. In the 1988 Olympics in Pusan Bakker made his second Olympic appearance. This time as helmsman in the Dutch Star with Kobus Vandenberg as crew. They took 9th place.

Steven Bakker also represented The Netherlands during the 2008 Vintage Yachting Games in Medemblik as helmsman in the Soling with crewmembers Sven/ Dick Coster and Joost Houweling. The team took silver. At the 2012 Vintage Yachting Games at Lake Como Bakker helmed again the Soling now with crewmembers Robin Segaar and Casper van Drunen. The team finished 11th in the series.

Controversy[edit]

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.

Professional life[edit]

Bakker held several positions in the construction and real estate business. Nowadays he is director of Varese in the Netherlands.

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