In the autumn of 2018 the Dutch 470 team decided to split up and follow their road to Tokyo 2020 seperatly, this ment that Afrodite Zegers was looking for a new crew, and she knew there was only one option, Afrodite needed to convince Lobke Berkhout to start sailing the 470 again!
Although Lobke quit 470 sailing after the 2012 Olympics she kept sailing in various types of big boats and competed in the Women's International Match Racing Series. When Afrodite reached out to Lobke she felt she has to give it one more try in the 470 to win that missing gold medal! After the silver medal in Beijing 2008 and bronze medal in London 2012 there is only one missing!
The team faces a though challenge with only half a year of training before their Olympic Trials will start, but they work hard every day to aim for that one goal, Gold in Tokyo!
8th Hempel World Cup Series Genoa