Date of birth: 17 January 1969
In: Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealand
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: In 2008-09, whilst onboard Ericsson 4, Tony's knee got infected – and he had to be operated on by his teammate at sea.
Who he is: A five-time race veteran, Mutter has won the Volvo Ocean Race twice – onboard ABN AMRO ONE in 2005-06 and Ericsson 4 in 2008-09. He then returned in 2011-12 as part of PUMA Ocean Racing, and became part of the Comanche programme, working as watch captain onboard as the 100ft super-maxi broke a number of world speed records. After taking an edition off in 2014-15, where he admits that he struggled to accept watching it from shore, he's back in the race for 2017-18 – and adds decades of elite experience to Vestas 11th Hour Racing.
Previous Volvo Ocean Races:
1997-98 Swedish Match
2005-06 ABN AMRO ONE
2008-09 Ericsson 4
2011-12 PUMA Ocean Racing