At the beginning of 2018, the national coach announced that the Irish canoeing champion Jenny Egan (3rd K1 5000m World Cup 2018) was offering her canoe for sale and that it would be perfect for me.

Together with my parents I raised the money for it. The canoe was then transported via-via from Ireland to England and then to Leiden.   A few weeks later I was able to pick up my canoe in Leiden and take it back to Groningen.

In the following weeks I trained very often in my new canoe, also with the Focus Groups, to be well prepared for the coming canoe competition season.