Have the next generation accelerate by linking talent with experience and sharing knowledge. That is the Team Brunel approach for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. Skipper Bouwe Bekking fits perfectly in this picture. He will be at the start of the race of all races for the 8th time and is the most experienced skipper ever.
Experience is not the only thing that counts. Bekking: ‘Such an approach has to fit. I think that it suits my style of leadership. Some skippers are very ego centered: me, me, me. That is not like me. I am focused on the team and like to give people responsibility. That is the way to grow and become stronger. That will make the team perform better.”