TWOSTAR – Competitors

15th May 2022

TWOSTAR 2024 Competitors

Boat NameTypeLOAName
THE SEA NATIONOpen 5050Monika MatisChris Knight
AJ WANDERLUSTJeanneau 4545Charlene Howard
SUPERBIGOUOpen 6060Will Claxton
Gutkowski Zbigniew

Gutkowski Zbigniew – Skipper


Rafael Swiader – Co-Skipper


Boat – Globe


JanKees Lampe
Floris Lampe
La Promesse

JanKees Lampe – Skipper

Entrepeneur and happy father of three; Floris (19 see below), Wouter (16) and Alou (13). Been sailing since my twenties.

Evidence of offshore experience
2015 AZAB abandoned due to broken boom
2014 RORC RBI abandoned due to torn main.
2011 AZAB 1st in outward leg, 1st in return leg, 1st in Class
2009 OSTAR Winner, line honours in new 40ft record of 17d 17h 40m! (still standing)
2008 Record attempt Singlehanded, non-stop round British Isles
2007 AZAB, 1st in outward leg, 1st in return leg, 1st in Class
2006 Route du Rhum, St Malo (F) – Guadeloupe. Dismasted.
2006 Round Britain & Ireland, 2nd in class, 4th overall
2000-2006 several offshore races and transatlantic cruises as crewmember

Floris Lampe – Co-Skipper

Student and happy sailor. Been sailing since my sixth when I first jumped in an Optimist. Awesome!!

After Sailing with the Dutch National Team in Optimist and Nacra15 for eight Years, I decided to follow my ambitions to sail offshore, across oceans and around the world. Nowadays, I am teammember of the Rotterdam Offshore Sailing Team (ROST) coached by Gerdjan Poortman. Besides that program, I race or deliver other yachts to gain as much experience as possible and to improve my skills further and further.

Boat – La Promesse

Paul Willaert Twostar
Philippe Piron TWOSTAR 2021
Fair Isle TWOSTAR 2021

Paul Willaert – Skipper

Paul started sailing as a boy and raced in all sorts of dinghy classes. He joined friends on their seagoing boats and competed in the local Belgian North Sea Championships. Soon he bought his own first ‘little yacht’ and raced with a crew to Ramsgate and Helgoland, then participated in a transatlantic race on a bigger boat called ‘Belgium’. While he is passionate about sailing with friends on Half Tonners he loves to sail single-handed to destinations like Scotland, Shetland and other northern regions. He says he can’t imagine having to live without the smell of the sea. In 2019 he sailed the AZAB race. Never change a winning team. He wants to take the start of the 2021 Twostar with the same boat and the same co-skipper: Fair Isle and Philippe Piron.

Philippe Piron – Co-Skipper

Philippe is a gymteacher and former sailing coach. During his military service he was skipper of the sailing yacht ‘Ares’. Philippe has a rich palmares. He participated in several Fastnet Races and crossed the Atlantic four times. He sailed Giraglia’s and ‘les voiles de Saint Tropez’, Spi Ouest France and Halft Ton Cups. Recently he co-skippered with Paul Willaert on Fair Isle during the 2019 AZAB race. Philippe’s strong points are his winning spirit, perseverance and a great sense of humour.

Boat – Fair Isle

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