Odile van Aanholt & Marieke Jongens
The Netherlands / 49erFX Class
Odile started her sailing career under the Caribean sun at the age of 4. A couple of years later she started attending races and ended up being the North American Optimist champion. After the Optimist Odile sailed a lot of different boats, but since 2017 she stepped into the 49erFX with only one goal, the Olympics!
Marieke started sailing at the age of 7 years old, after a career in the Optimist she moved to the Europe class and after this she followed her road in the 470. After a long time sailing in the 470 Marieke decided to take the step into the 49erFX for one last shot at the Olympics. Since 2018 the two girls are sailing together with some great results so far. Biggest challenge for 2019 will be the qualification for Tokyo 2020!
6th World Championships Aarhus, Denmark