Bouwe Bekking, a Volvo “addict”:
Knut Frostad used to say that the Volvo Ocean Race was like an addiction and if that’s the case then we should pity Bouwe Bekking as a pretty hopeless case.
Here he is a few minutes after The Hague has been announced as the final stop for the 2017-18 race and the man is grinning from ear to ear like a kid with a free run in the candy store.
He may have lapped the globe seven times with the race, a record-equaling feat, by the way, but Bekking is already counting the days before he has the chance of another dip into his favorite sweetie jar from October next year.
“It’s fantastic news,” he says, licking his lips at the prospect of victory in The Hague in June 20…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Bouwe Bekking, a Volvo “addict”, Assoc Editor
2016 US Grand Slam Series Event Announcement:
(March 28, 2016) – Four Grade 2 match race regattas will be hosted on consecutive weekends this August starting in Long Island, New York and ending in Detroit, Michigan. This year is a great opportunity for young skippers and new teams to earn valuable ranking points that may be left on the table by the top-ranked teams who have shifted their focus to the World Match Racing Tour’s M32 catamarans. The overall series winner will earn an invitation to the 2017 Congressional Cup, which is currently a WMRT event. Full Report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – 2016 US Grand Slam Series Event Announcement, Assoc Editor