Date of birth: 20 January 1978
In: Essex, United Kingdom
Legs sailed in this edition: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
In-Port Races: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, The Hague
Something about him that you don't know: SiFi is into cycling. Big time. He is pretty good at it and hits the road every time he can during the stopovers.
Who he is: The man universally known as SiFi makes his fifth Volvo Ocean Race appearance in 2017-18 – and returns to the race a winner, having won the trophy onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in 2014-15. He was previously the navigator for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in 2011-12, Telefónica Blue in 2008-09 and ABN AMRO TWO in 2005-06. He also sailed two America’s Cup in 2001 and 2006 – and he brings a lot to a team he knows well.
Previous Volvo Ocean Races:
2014-15 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
2011-12 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
2008-09 Telefónica Blue
2005-06 ABN AMRO TWO