Designer, builder and sailing legend with his Black Marlin and Barracuda trimaran. The most successful sailracing boats on the Baltic Sea in the last decade.
Jan is the multiple winner and record holder of the line honours (first ship home) at the World’s largest single-handed race (Silverrudder, 450 yachts).
Aside that, Jan won many other legendary races and records around the great Danish islands.
His sailing adventures and tours in Scandinavia and Mediterranean are very impressive too.
With the design of the trailerable and foldable full carbon “Black Marlin” trimaran, he set a new era in the racer-cruiser scene.
Aside the speed, the Black Marlin trimaran has a very nice and comfortable interior with 195cm headroom.
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With victories in more than 80 international championships, Roland is one of the most successful multihull sailors in the world.
Olympic medal, winner of 10 World and 15 European championships (Tornado, Laser). Victory at many ISAF World Cup Events and the Kieler-Woche. Overall winner at the Volvo Champions Race. Former leader of the ISAF Worldranking in Multihulls.
Offshore World record as helmsman with the 125ft Maxi catamaran “Playstation” together with the adventurer Steve Fossett.
Roland sailed also Orma60, Mod70, Extreme40, GC32, OneTon and many other racing yachts in his career.
As coach he brought young talents to Olympic medals. His training group won 4 Olympic medals and over 20 World titles. Actually, he is the helmsman of an Decision 35 catamaran with many victories.
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As boatbuilder and composites expert, Jan is assisting to build the new Elica Shipyard in Bulgaria at the Dabube river. And manages it. Building with his team the new series of Omaya motor multihulls and Dondra sailing catamarans.
He started building Brazapi catamarans in Belgium 25 years ago.
After moving to Sri Lanka it became the further evolved light and fast Barramundi catamarans.
People were specialised, boats were built, but unexpected security measures against pirates became an exorbitant non previewed additional cost, so the export stopped and Jan sold his shares and moved again.
Already in Sri Lanka but then in the Emirates he specialized in carbon/epoxy production and did build an 18 meter long special carbon Quadrimaran. He travelled also around the world to advice in vacuum resin infusion and in carbon building.
During these years a good collaboration and friendship was growing between Erik Lerouge, Franck de Rivoyre, some other people related to composite boat building and Jan.
Based on on a solid basis of years of experience, a lot of expertise of all involved and big investments the Elica shipyard specialized in high degree building of multihulls is built in Silistra, on the banks of the Danube, this supported by the owner and it’s mother company Elica-Elevator.