Glenn Bourke talks about what might be next for the Volvo Ocean Race
Interesting what some people will talk about when they’re waiting for the wind. In live Interview with local NZ TV and no doubt having run out of things to say about the lack of weather during flight 7 of the Louis Vuitton Cup, Glenn Bourke talked about the future of the Volvo.
Bourke is better known for his impressive array of world championships on the water rather than as an event organiser. Last year saw success in his role as Illbruck Challenge’ CEO in the Volvo Ocean Race, now Bourke takes on the role of chief executive for the next event after he’s finished his current job as tune-up helmsman for Team Dennis Conner.
In his interview he said that he thought that there was a good chance that the next event would see faster, larger and more modern boats. He went on to say that it was also possible that that the boats would have less crew and that there might be less stopovers. “But we’re not going to change things for change’s sake,” he said. “What the event needs to do is to improve on the numbers of competitors and that means ensuring that the event not too difficult or expensive to take part in.”