Evi Van Acker

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Evi Van Acker
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Born (1985-09-23) 23 September 1985 (age 34)
Gent, Belgium

Evi Van Acker (born 23 September 1985) is a Belgian professional sailor. She has a Bachelor in Chemistry and is currently studying for a Master in bio-engineering.


Van Acker started sailing at age 7 in an Optimist dinghy and soon started on the youth program of the Royal Belgian Sailing Club. In 1998 she became European champion in the Optimist class. In 2000, she transferred to the Europe class and placed 17th in the 2003 World Championship. Having transferred to the Laser Radial, she became European champion in 2006, 2007 and 2011 and became second in the 2011 World Championship.

She went on to compete in the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition finishing 8th in the Women's Singlehanded Class the Laser Radial.

On 6 August 2012 she won the bronze medal in the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition in the Laser Radial class, behind Xu Lijia of China and Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands.[1]

She was shortlisted in 2007 by the International Sailing Federation for the ISAF World Sailor of the Year Awards.


  1. ^ Rob Hodgetts (6 August 2012). "Olympics sailing: China's Xu Lijia pips Marit Bouwmeester to gold". BBC. Retrieved 13 August 2012.

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