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2013-11-22: Elfstedentocht WINTERROWING "Serious Request"

At the 21st and 22nd of December 2013, during an ice-cold night and day, when it is windy perhaps, when it rains perhaps, about 200 people are ROWING 216 kilometers within 21 hours time, in order to collect money for children and adults, suffering from diarrhea and lack of good drinking water and food at places on this earth that are less healthy than Europe.

We beg you to donate generously on OBDW Foundation’s bankaccount:

IBAN: NL76RABO 01234 678 53.

The totally collected amount will be wired at the 23rd of December to the organization of Serious Request, whereas the „bulk” amount will be given by cheque at the GLASS HOUSE, based at Leeuwarden (NL) this year, the capital of the Province of Friesland in the Netherlands, from which place the rowing estafette will start also.

More news about the sponsor event at:

More news about the setup at:

2013-11-06: Pitstop Eindhoven

Kees Bikker, chairman of the Foundation Pitstop Eindhoven, has requested Aernout Bakels to join the organization as volunteer. The request is under consideration (vs.: OBDW).

Pitstop is an organization based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, reaching out to young people and young adults who can do with a little bit more support in life.

Film Pitstop (Dutch language)

2013-11-06: renewed

2012-05-10: World Record 200 km. single scull (skiff) rowing

World record single scull rowing (skiff) 200 km. in DELFT (NL) by Aernout Bakels.


Last part to finish @172 km. (Leiderdorp)

Heavy winds (5,5 Bft) at Lake Kaag after 165 km.