Hans Horrevoets

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Hans Horrevoets (born 26 April 1974 in Made – died 18 May 2006) was a Dutch sea sailor.

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.

Hans Horrevoets was owner of the company Yacht Invest in Terheijden, North Brabant since 1998. Hans Horrevoets' expecting wife Petra and his eleven-month-old daughter Bobbi survived him.

In May 2009, Volvo Ocean Race launched the Hans Horrevoets Rookie Award to recognize the outstanding under-30 sailor in each edition of the Race as nominated by the respective Skippers.[1]

Recipients of the Hans Horrevoets Trophy are as follows: - Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 - Michael "Michi" Mueller - Puma Ocean Racing,[2] Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - David "Dave" Swete - Team Sanya.[3]2014-15 - Sophie Ciszek - Team SCA