Rick is nature lover and kayak adventurer. He grew up in the Dutch area of the Vecht-river and now lives in the Northern part of the Netherlands. Additionally to his work for the Wadden Sea at Rijkswaterstaat, he develops nature apps with his company Nature2U. Ever since he started his adventures with the Sustainable Dream, he has been following his dreams…
Rick paddles a Zegul Greenland T-kayak
Nominated as Sportsman of Drenthe
In January 2020 I was nominated for Sportsman of Drenthe because of kayaking the Blue Ribbon. The public in Drenthe voted, as well as a jury of local sports journalists. The winner, the two times winner of the alternative Elfstedentocht, was announced as Sportsman of Drenthe on the Drenthe Sports Gala in Emmen, on March 11th 2020. It was great being nominated and exciting to be on this special event, the Drenthe Sports Gala. What made it even more special was the fact that it was a week before the corona lock down, and therefore the last big event for more than a year now.