Date of Birth: June 17, 1963
In: Deventer, The Netherlands
Status: Married, one daughter, Laura
Something about him that you don't know: Bouwe loves all things on ice and snow - speed skating, ice sailing and skiing.
He speaks: Dutch, English and Danish.
Who he is: A race veteran returning to a race he knows extremely well. This will be Bouwe's eighth participation, nearly 30 years after his first attempt in 1985-86. Having twice finished runner-up and skippered two campaigns, he is more eager than ever to win with a Dutch team.
What he said: “A Dutch-speaking team in the Volvo Ocean Race again – we owe this to our heritage and the future sailing generations to come. But above all it’s the best sailing in the world. Our nation is known around the world as the country of windmills, dykes, tulips, cheese, wooden clogs – and the Volvo Ocean Race. The race is just in our blood.”
Previous Volvo Ocean Races:
2014-15 Team Brunel
2008-09 Telefónica Blue
2001-02 Amer Sports One
1997-98 Merit Cup
1985-86 Philips Innovator