Date of birth: 30 October 1991
In: New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealand
Legs sailed in this edition: 3, 4, 6
In-Port Races: Cape Town, Hong Kong, Guangzhou
Something about him that you don't know: He likes spear fishing, kite surfing… and honey cutting. Yes, that’s the action of harvesting honey from wild bee hives.
Who he is: New Zealand born, but raised in the Caribbean, Louis returns for a second edition of the Volvo Ocean Race after a memorable introduction as part of the successful Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing campaign in 2014-15, where he sailed two legs. He has since competed in the America’s Cup as part of Oracle Team USA, where he gained a reputation as the strongest sailor in the event – and has a range of big boat experience having raced onboard Leopard 3 and 100ft Super Maxi Comanche in the past.
Previous Volvo Ocean Race:
2014-15 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing