Status: Married with two daughters
Something about him that you don't know: When he isn't sailing, or working (in sailing), Richard's home is in Sweden with his family.
He speaks: English and Swedish.
Who he is: A four-time Volvo Ocean Race sailor turned shore manager. Richard has been racing professionally for the last 15 years in the world's premier offshore races and this time he is staying onshore to head up SCA's shore side.
What he said: “This is a big change in mentality and somehow a more grown-up role for me. It offers a fresh set of challenges, especially with the one-design, and it’s something I wanted to be part of.”
Previous Volvo Ocean Races:
2011-12, Team Sanya
2008-09, Ericsson 3
2005-06, Ericsson 1
2001-02, Assa Abloy