Sarah Franken grew up in Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands where she still lives and studies. Sarah graduated from Zoomvliet College and studied leisure and hospitality. After school, she would like to work for Dutch television. For Sarah, sailing has been a passion since she was a small girl; she has been sailing for 14 years and instructing for the past four. Soccer, field hockey and travel are three other interests. This is her second summer on the sailing staff.