Date of Birth: 17 June 1963
In: Deventer, The Netherlands
Legs sailed in this edition: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
In-Port Races: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, The Hague
Something about him that you don't know: Bouwe loves all things on ice and snow - speed skating, ice sailing and skiing.
Who he is: Bouwe returns to the race which has been his life's obsession for 30 years with an eighth attempt at winning the trophy in 2017-18. Having twice finished runner-up and skippered two campaigns, he is more eager than ever to win – and with a Dutch team.
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