Date of Birth: 6 November 1990
In: Copenhagen, Denmark
Legs sailed in this edition: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
In-Port Races: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg
Something about him that you don't know: Nicolai's nickname is 'smølf', which means 'smurf' in Danish!
Who he is: As a young Optimist sailor, Nicolai once made a pact with his mum and dad to never take part in the Volvo Ocean Race in exchange for a brand new boat that season. Now taking part in his second race around the world (after competing onboard Team Vestas Wind in 2014-15), he says his parents have forgiven him for twice breaking his word. Best known as a skipper on the fast-paced World Match Racing Tour, Nicolai admits to being an unashamed speed freak out on the ocean.
Previous Volvo Ocean Race:
2014-15 Team Vestas Wind