Date of birth: 26 June 1979
In: Sydney, Australia
Leg sailed in this race: 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
In-Port Races: Alicante, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, The Hague
Something about him that you don't know: Phil's nickname is 'Wendy' – after Wendy Harmer, an Australian TV and radio personality.
Who he is: A race winner in the last two editions – with Groupama in 2011-12 and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in 2014-15 – Harmer has a shot at an extraordinary hat-trick. The Aussie sailor initially entered the race in 2005-06 with Brunel, taking part in a few legs, before returning for his first full lap of the planet with Green Dragon in 2008-09. That was where he hooked up with Ian Walker, who would eventually bring him into the successful Abu Dhabi campaign two editions later.
Previous Volvo Ocean Races:
2014-15 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
2011-12 Groupama sailing team
2008-09 Green Dragon