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Date of birth

Sep 12 1982

Nationality/Country

Dutch

What have you sailed/do you sail

Optimist, Laser, 420, 470, Moth, Mumm 30, Formula 18, VX 40, Volvo 70

Where you like to sail from/club

WV Braassemermeer (GE view)

How did you find out about Bladerider I read about it in Seahorse magazine, and got in touch with Rohan straight away!
What you thought when you first sailed the Bladerider

WHATS HAPPENING!? IM FLYING!!!!!! YEEEHAAAAA

What are your sailing goals

Winning a medal at the Olympics, Winning a Moth world title and compete in the AC

A quote to summarise your Bladerider

The most fun i had on a sailing boat in my life, and i havent even raced it!

Kalle sailed an Optimist and from 1994-1997 was on the National Team.
From there he went on to sail the 420 and in 1998 made the National Team. In 1998 he was on the Laser-Radial National Team.

1999-2007 he was on the Olympic 470 Team, coming 6th in 2004 Olympic Games, 3rd in the 2005 European Championships and 2nd in the 2007 World Championships. In 2008 Beijing Olympics his result was 4th in men's 470.

He has also sailed big boats: Dutch champion, 1st 2005 Ft. Lauderdale-Montego bay race, experience Volvo 70's and VX 40's.

Click to enlarge
Kalle Coster going for a
late 'fly' on one of the many
lakes in Holland.

*download GE: Google Earth


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