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Sjoerd Steven Vollebregt (born 10 December 1954, in Leiden[1]) is a sailor from the Netherlands who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Kingston, Ontario.[2][3] With twin brother Erik Vollebregt as helmsman, Vollebregt finished 14th in the Sailing at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Flying Dutchman. Since in 1980 the Netherlands boycotted the Moscow Olympics, Vollebregt represented[4] his National Olympic Committee under the Dutch NOC flag in the Flying Dutchman. Again with his brother as helmsman, he took 7th place.[5][6]

Sjoerd Vollebregt
Personal information
Full nameSjoerd Steven Vollebregt
NationalityDutch
Born (1954-12-10) 10 December 1954 (age 64)
Leiden
Height1.85 m (6.1 ft)
Sailing career
Class(es)470
Flying Dutchman
Soling
ClubKoninklijke Watersport Vereniging
De Kaag
Updated on 13 February 2014.

After the 1980 Olympics Vollebregt started a new Olympic campaign for the 1984 Olympics crewing in the Soling together with Gijs Evers and his older brother Peter Vollebregt as helmsman but finally failed to qualify.

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ControversionsEdit

  • 1976:
During the selection for the Dutch Olympic Sailing Team for the 1976 Olympics a controversy[7][8] emerged between twelve sailors and the selection committee chaired by André du Pon. Fred Imhoff and Heike Blok, two sailors hoping to be selected, filed suit, arguing that Frieda Vollebergt,[9] the communications person for the sailing team, was partial: as mother of Erik, Sjoerd, and Peter Vollebregt, all candidates for the 1976 Olympic sailing event, she was accused for having a bias towards her children. In the end[10] Imhoff and Blok lost the lawsuit[11][12][13][14] and were removed from the 1976 selection.[15] During this period Vollebregt's father, Jan Vollebregt, was president of the Koninklijk Nederlands Watersport Verbond (Dutch Yacht Racing Union).
  • 1980:
Several countries[16] 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.

Further readingEdit

1976 Olympics (Kingston)   CanadaEdit

  • "Montréal 1976 Official Report,Volume I: Organization" (PDF). Ottawa: COJO. 1978. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  • "Montréal 1976 Official Report,Volume II: Facilities" (PDF). Ottawa: COJO. 1978. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  • "Montréal 1976 Official Report,Volume III: Results" (PDF). Ottawa: COJO. 1978. Retrieved 13 February 2014.

1980 Olympics (Tallinn)   Soviet UnionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sjoerd Vollebregt Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  2. ^ "Nederlandse delegatie". Leeuwarder Courant (in Dutch). 12 July 1976. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Olympische zeilselectie". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 20 May 1976. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Zeilers: ,We gaan'". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 16 May 1980. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Zeilploeg bleef buiten de medailles". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 30 July 1980. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Staartjes: "Het heeft niet meegezeten" Geen medailles voor Nederlandse zeilers". De waarheid (in Dutch). 31 July 1980. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Verwijt". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 22 August 1975. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Zeiltop zit in het nauw". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 9 October 1975. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Mevrouw Vollebregt centraal in zeilrel". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 23 April 1976. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Fred Imhoff in kort geding tegen KNWV". Leeuwarder courant : hoofdblad van Friesland (in Dutch). 9 October 1975. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Uitslag proces: Fred Imhoff niet terug in kernploeg". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 9 April 1976. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Imhoff en Blok uit Olympische zeilploeg gezet". Leeuwarder courant : hoofdblad van Friesland (in Dutch). 2 April 1976. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Imhoff". Het vrije volk : democratisch-socialistisch dagblag (in Dutch). 9 April 1976. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Imhoff heeft nog kleine kans". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 16 April 1976. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Du Pon ziet nieuwe mogelijkheden TOPZEILERS WEER IN KERNPLOEG". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 1 December 1976. Retrieved 13 February 2014.
  16. ^ "Franse zeilploeg blijft thuis". Amigoe (in Dutch). 22 May 1980. Retrieved 13 February 2014.