Date of birth: 5 March 1971
In: Sydney, Australia
Legs sailed in this edition: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
In-Port Races: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, The Hague
Something about him that you don't know: David has been living in Hong Kong for several years and is ‘very proud’ to be leading the first ever Hong Kong entry into the Volvo Ocean Race – as the region prepares for its first ever stopover in 2018.
Who he is: ‘Witty’ is known as a straight shooter on and off the water. The Australian honed his skills in some of the roughest waters in the world, with over 20 appearances to his name in the Sydney to Hobart Race. His first Volvo Ocean Race experience came in 1997-98 with Knut Frostad and after a long gap he can’t wait to get back into the Southern Ocean and test himself once again in the most remote and extreme regions on the planet. He brings with him a ready-made, solid and experienced Scallywag crew from the 100ft Super Maxi campaign.
Previous Volvo Ocean Race:
1997-98 Innovation Kvaerner