Carolijn Brouwer

Carolijn Mariëlle Brouwer (born 25 July 1973 in Leiden) is a sailor from the Netherlands,[1][2][3] who represented this country for the first time at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[4] Brouwer as helmsman of the Dutch with Alexandra Verbeek as crew took the 13th place in the Women's 470.[5][6][7] In the 2004 Olympics Brouwer returned to the Olympics in the Europe and took 19th place.[8][9][10] Brouwer than switched to the Tornado and qualified for the 2008 Olympics. However this time she sailed for Belgium. As helmsman, with crew Sébastien Godefroid she took 12th place.

Carolijn Brouwer
Personal information
Full nameCarolijn Mariëlle Brouwer
Born (1973-07-25) 25 July 1973
Leiden, Netherlands
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Sailing career
Class(es)Laser Radial
ClubWatersport Vereniging Braassemermeer
Updated on 27 April 2015.

She received the ISAF World Sailor of the Year Award in 1998[11] and 2018[12].

Brouwer was crewmember in three Volvo Ocean Races: Dongfeng Race Team 2017-18. Team SCA 2014-15. Amer Sports Too 2001-02.[13]

Brouwer is owner of 2B Sailing (2010–Present).[14]


  1. "Carolijn Brouwer Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympic Sports. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  2. "Carolijn Brouwer ISAF Sailor Biog". ISAF. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. "Carolijn Brouwer ISAF World Sailor Microsite". ISAF World Sailor. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  4. "Carolijn Brouwer Official Website". Carolijn Brouwer. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  5. "Verbond mikt op vier Olympische zeilmedailles". De Volkskrant. 4 December 1997. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  6. "Zwarte dag voor Nederlandse Zeilploeg in Sydney". Nieuwsbank. 26 September 2000. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  7. "Jaarverslag KNWV 2000". Koninklijk Nederlands Watersport Verbond. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  8. "Zeilteam-Thies plaatst zich maar nipt voor Athene". De Volkskrant. 17 May 2004. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  9. "Team-Thies verliest". 18 August 2004. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  10. "Ook Booth/Dercksen buiten podium". 28 August 2004. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  13. "Crew member Carolijn Brouwer". 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  14. "Carolijn Brouwer". Retrieved 12 January 2014.
Preceded by
Ruslana Taran & Olena Pakholchyk
ISAF World Sailor of the Year (female)
Succeeded by
Margriet Matthijsse
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