At Magic Marine we're super proud and want to congratulate our lifetime ambassador Carolijn Brouwer for being selected by Dongfeng Race Team for the Volvo Ocean Race campaign 2017-18! What a chance! We wish her all the luck and fun in the world!
Carolijn Brouwer has been a Magic Marine ambassador since 1994, more than 20 years and on our way to make it 25! Brouwer is one of the Netherlands' most respected sailing athletes and a two-time Volvo Ocean Race veteran, having competed with Amer Sport Too in 2001-02 and Team SCA in 2014-15. She is also a former World Sailor of the Year and three-time Olympian.
Last week Carolijn already contact us about some items she needed for training in France, like a pair of bipoly socks. They are her all time favorites. But she's also a big fan of our anchor walkshort. We're happy to provide Carolijn with the gear she needs for training with Dongfeng Race Team. Although we're really going to miss her as soon as the race starts, probably also as our team rider represting Magic Marine all over the world, we're really happy for her. And she will be back!
Carolijn dreams of being first female to win Volvo Ocean Race
The selection of Brouwer and Riou for Dongfeng Race Team is the first sign that the rule change, brought in by the Volvo Ocean Race in order to encourage female sailors who might otherwise be overlooked due to perceived lack of physical strenght or experience, will have a significant impact across the sport.
"I'm really excited to be chosen to be part of Dongfeng Race Team the next Volvo Ocean Race, I think it's a great team and we have a realistic change of winning this race."