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It’s time for you to join Team Brunel! Book a trip with your guests and you will experience a day you will never forget. The boat is ashore now, for maintenance and a winterstop but we will be back on the water mid March 2019. Are you interested to book a trip? Tell us you date and we reserve the day for you. Please contact us by mail:

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Team Brunel rejoins the Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel participates in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 again. After the Team Brunel success in 2014-15 Bouwe Bekking is back at the helm. It will be the 8th time he will be at the start of the race of all races and Bekking is the most experienced Volvo Ocean Race skipper ever. Central focus point in this race will be the transfer of experience to the new generation.

“The teams’ goal is to bring acceleration to the new generation. We are successful when we optimally combine experience and talent. We win by creating opportunities for the new generation”, according to Bouwe.

We create new possibilities by connecting experience with knowledge, organizations and people to create new future possibilities. For sailing, our planet and for individuals. This starts with our team selection. “We want to create opportunities for young talents like Carlo Huisman (25) who just won the America’s cup with the Emirates Team New Zealand.

“Brunel will specifically assist the new generation technicians to take over the helm anywhere in the world for a short period of time. Engineers creating the future.”, according to Jan Brand, founder of Brunel who personally interfered with participating in the 2017-18 race.

Team Brunel is an initiative of cooperating Dutch organizations and investors such as Jan Brand, Brunel, Abel Delft, ACE Ingenieurs- & adviesbureau, P2 Managers, Royal Huisman and EY.

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Team Brunel opnieuw in de Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel doet weer mee aan de Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Na het succes van Team Brunel in 2014-15 staat Bouwe Bekking opnieuw aan het roer. Daarmee staat hij voor de achtste keer aan de start van de race der races en is Bekking de meest ervaren Volvo Ocean Race schipper ooit. De overdracht van die ervaring aan de nieuwe generatie staat centraal in deze race.

“Het doel van het team is om de nieuwe generatie een versnelling te geven. We zijn succesvol als we ervaring en talent optimaal samenbrengen. We winnen door kansen te creëren voor de nieuwe generatie”, aldus Bouwe.

Door ervaring, kennis, organisaties en mensen met elkaar te verbinden creëren we nieuwe toekomstmogelijkheden. Voor het zeilen, voor onze planeet en voor het individu. Dat begint al met onze teamselectie. “We willen kansen creëren voor jonge talenten zoals Carlo Huisman (25) die net met Emirates Team New Zealand de America’s cup heeft gewonnen.”

“Brunel zal met name de nieuwe generatie technici helpen om in korte tijd ergens in de wereld het roer over te nemen. Engineers creating the future”, aldus Jan Brand, oprichter van Brunel, die zich persoonlijk ook hard heeft gemaakt voor deelname aan de race 2017-18.

Team Brunel is een initiatief van een samenwerking van Nederlandse organisaties en investeerders waaronder Jan Brand, Brunel, Abel Delft, ACE Ingenieurs- & adviesbureau, P2 Managers, Royal Huisman en EY.

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Cuba, anyone?

VOR Team Brunel Bouwe Bekking checks in with a bit if a post-VOR report and some very interesting possibilities for a few lucky sailors…

The enthusiasm and support we got from the public, plus the positive return from all sponsors involved during the last Volvo Ocean Race was the reason that we made an announcement during The Hague pitstop that Sailing Holland wants to enter again in the next Race. We know from experience that the change can be very abrupt once the Volvo Ocean Race finishes, you fall in a deep hole, the crew goes their own way and most of the boats are getting laid up. Seize The Day and keep the momentum going was our motto and the campaign has been flat out. Until the end of October the boat is nearly sailing ever day with corporate guests, 2 trips a day, not only in Holland, but as well in Belgium and England. Of course we have to forfill our obligations to our sponsors, but as well we got a lot of request of new companies interested to become involved for the next race and have done several events.

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