Bouwe Bekking is an authentic ocean racing legend. His career spans 35 years and eight laps around the world, from his debut in the 1985 Whitbread Round the World Race to his most recent entry in the 2017-18 edition as skipper of Team Brunel. There's nobody who knows this race better.
In this interview Bekking opens up about getting his start in the Whitbread era, disaster aboard Movistar in 2005-06, what keeps him coming back time and time again, and why you should never put him on a crew with David Witt.
What is Off Watch - The Ocean Race Podcast?
Meet the biggest names in top-class professional sailing - past, present and future. Discover the secrets of leadership, determination and teamwork from round-the-world sailors forged in the toughest test of a team in sport - The Ocean Race. Hosted by Niall Myant-Best.