On April 26th the day before Kings day, Olympian Cor van Aanholt, former president of AHOsailing was knighted by her excellency the Governor of Curaçao, Ms. George-Wout, on behalf of his majesty King Willem-Alexander, as a “Knight in de Order of Oranje Nassau”. Cor was knighted in recognition of all his efforts and achievements within sport in general and the sport of sailing specifically. Cor competed both nationally and internationally on the highest levels, often being victorious. He has been an International Judge for decades. Cor has initiated and sponsored several projects and organizations and has been on the board of numerous sport organizations from club level to the World Olympians body. He has also successfully coached and managed sailors, ranging from Optimist Class to Olympic sailors.
Naast bovenstaande ook nog te vermelden dat Cor in 1980 Wereldkampioen werd in de Sunfish, 2e in 1979 en 3e in 1981. Daarna in de jaren 90 diverse keren in de top 5 eindigde en eveneens Curaçaos kampioen in 1997, 98,99,2001,02,04,05.
En what about het organiseren van het grootste zeilevenement ooit op Curaçao, de North Americans Optimist 2008 met 200+ deelnemers
Kortom, meer dan verdiend, en de zeilwereld is buitengewoon trots.