Biggest Monkey

Niels Kamphuis is a Dutch sailor who has always dreamed of completing a transatlantic crossing.

Niels has sailed all of his life and finds the Class Globe 5.80 to be an affordable and enjoyable boat to build. He will be competing in the Globe 5.80 Transat aboard his self-made “Biggest Monkey” (hull number 163).

The best part of the 5.80 Transat for Niels is experiencing the beauty of sunsets in fair winds and great ocean waves, while the worst is being alone for long periods and missing home. He is grateful for the opportunity to compete in this class boat race and sail the oceans in his self-made yacht.

The Class Globe 5.80 is a very interesting, affordable and fun boat to build. I’ve sailed all my life but this experience was still on the bucket list.

Niels Kamphuis