Date of birth: 3 April 1982
In: Gothenburg, Sweden
Legs sailed in this edition: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10
In-Port Races: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg
Something about him you don't know: Martin graduated from Sweden's International Sailing Academy after high school, before travelling around the world competing in various international environments.
Who he is: One of Sweden’s best sailors, Strömberg is known for his cool and calm persona onboard. He made his debut on Swedish boat Ericsson 3 in 2008-09, and then followed up with a win on Groupama in 2011-12. He then rejoined teammate Charles Caudrelier for his Dongfeng project in the last race, grabbing another podium place.
Fast becoming a Swedish sailing legend in his own right, Martin is now back to share his expertise with the youth squad of Turn the Tide on Plastic. For Martin, Turn the Tide on Plastic is a project that needs to happen for the well-being of the planet and to bring opportunities to young people so that they can achieve their lifetime goal and become better sailors.
Previous Volvo Ocean Races:
2014-15: Dongfeng Race Team
2011-12: Groupama sailing team
2008-09, Ericsson 3