He was among the crew of the ABN AMRO TWO. During the 7th stage of the 2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race from New York to Portsmouth, he was washed overboard about 1,300 nautical miles (2,410 km) west of Land's End in England. His colleagues recovered him, but attempts to resuscitate him failed.
He was part of the BrunelSunergy team in the 1997/98 Whitbread Round The World Race as youngest member in the race. In the 2001/02 he was to be part of the Belgium Yess project but the project failed. He won the Swan Europeans twice with the Aqua Equinox and as skipper with the Holmatro talentboat he won the Cowes Week (twice), the Fastnet race, the Channelrace, the Round Gotland Race and was best boat at the 2005 Commodores Cup.
Recipients of the Hans Horrevoets Trophy are as follows: - Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 - Michael "Michi" Mueller - Puma Ocean Racing, Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - David "Dave" Swete - Team Sanya.2014-15 - Sophie Ciszek - Team SCA