Two-time America's Cup competitor and sailing venue and competition manager of the successful Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Glenn Bourke, has joined the illbruck Challenge as Chief Executive Officer.
Bourke will lead the team in its dual Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup program. Bourke is relocating from Sydney, Australia to Leverkusen, Germany where he will manage the illbruck Challenge.
Bourke, 40, comes to the illbruck Challenge from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his post at the CYCA, Bourke was the 2000 Olympic Games Sailing Venue and Competition Manager, a four-year project that culminated with successful Olympic and Paralympic sailing events for the world's top sailors.
A two-time representative to the Australian Olympic Sailing Team in the Flying Dutchman (1980) and Finn Class (1992), Bourke was a three-time consecutive Laser World Champion (1988-1990). In the America's Cup arena, Bourke has competed both as a Defender, with Kookaburra in 1987, and as a Challenger, as tactician with OneAustralia in 1995.