Dinghy sailor of the month: Hans Nieuwland on his way to the starting line at the Sneekermeer in his dinghy NED468, named Piraat and built in 1943 by the boatyard van de Stadt. Hans don't like any modernization of the Dutch dinghy and was glad that the meeting in January has given clearness about the classic course of the Twaalfvoetsjollenclub. He is one of the best sailors in the region West and also in the Netherlands. Every month from now on, a blog item with the dinghy sailor of the month with a brief story about the sailor and his dinghy. Send me your nominations.