Rowing Innovation and Sports Engineering

The team

In 2013, RISE received the D:Dream-team status. The team exists currently of 13 enthusiastic students of the Delft University of Technology, the Haagse Hogeschool and Hogeschool Inholland.. The students are from different study areas, including Marine Technology, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering and Civil Engineering. The team consists of 4 departments: Management, Public Relations, Finance and Research & Development. With this team, we will develop our boat this year. We will do this with a common goal: developing the fastest rowing boat in the world and eventually competing in a competition with similar boats!

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Karsten Koelewijn – Team Manager


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Public relations

Amber Middelhoek – PR Manager

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Anna Simons – Treasurer

Koen Meijer – Acquisition

Lucas Kluiters – Acquisition

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Research and Development

Jaep Koning – Chief Engineer & Chief Hydrofoils

Lukas Müller – Hydrofoil Engineer

Josse Lubberink – Chief Hull

Bram Benist – Hull Engineer

Kryštof Kořán – Hull Engineer

Paul Vroegindeweij – Chief Riggers

Max Drenth – Rigger Engineer

Ernst van Doorn – Technical Advisory

Govert van der Gun – Technical Advisory

Marien Boonman – Technical Advisory

Olivier Groot – Technical Advisory

The goal

RISE’s mission is to design and build the most innovative and fastest rowing boat in the world. The dream is to race in a competition with other universities which build similar boats. Right now the team has finished developing their first boat, the “Akzo Nobel”. With this boat, RISE will  show that it is possible to sail on hydrofoils with a four-person rowing boat and to decrease the resistance so it can be reached speeds are not possible with conventional rowing boats. The boat will be outside the FISA regulations. The team is currently designing a single scull’s rowing shell on hydrofoils.

The team hopes to stimulate the regular rowing sport to apply new techniques and methods. The design of a rowing shell, with a few minor differences, is unchanged for decades. Many other sports, think of sailing or skating, are constantly innovating. Also in rowing there are many areas to innovate.  For example, the possibility of sliding riggers in multi-person boats, hydrofoils, hull construction, special stir variants, innovative footboards, special blade shapes and new coatings. RISE believes that innovative changes will come improve our sport and inspires rowers, coaches, and other enthusiasts to sometimes think outside the traditional boundaries of rowing.


Sponsor options

To be able to develop an innovative rowing shell, the team relies on her partners. For the next rowing shell, the team is looking for new partners who sponsor this project. As a partner, you can donate funds, products and/or services.

Are our interested in collaborating with us? Contact our team!



  • Adress: Stevinweg 4, 2628CN, Delft
  • Phone: (+31) 15 278 70 67
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