Dutch Teenager Sets Sights On The Volvo

Tom Vroon is only 16 but has already set his sights on sailing the Volvo Ocean Race. He’s in Cowes to get the right experience

The Dutch teenager’s first Cowes Week was hardly in something small, old and insignificant. His initiation has been the one-off designed and very powerful Lutra 56, owned by Dutch shipping magnate Peter Vroon who just happens to be a distant relative.