Date of birth: September 13, 1976
In: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Something about him that you don’t know: If Gringo could wake up in the body of someone else he reckons he would like to wake up as big-wave surfer and extreme sports fanatic, Laird Hamilton. First thing he would do? Ride Jaws…
He speaks: English and a little bit of French
Who is he: Gringo used to be a semi-competitive windsurfer before turning his attention to sailing. He has competed in the Jacques Varbe and been involved in four Vendée Globe campaigns. Gringo is now back for another Volvo Ocean Race campaign with Dongfeng Race Team in the 13th edition of the race as Boat Captain.
What he said: “Don’t lose any sleep over it.”
Previous Volvo Ocean Race:
2014-15 Dongfeng Race Team