About The skipper



Years Old

Lives: Seattle - USA

Miles sailed: 20.000+

Group: TBA

Status: Full Entry

Where does your passion for sailing come from?

As A Lifetime sailor all my hero’s growing up were all adventurers and or Sailors. Chichester, Colas, Tabarly. Great adventurers and sailors who innovated and did amazing things!

What lessons have you learnt from sailing?

Teamwork and resourcefulness are required to get boats across oceans, if something breaks or stops working you have to come up with a workable solution to get the job done.

What brought you to like single-handed sailing?

Being able to problem solve and do the job “your own way” and get the boat safely from a to b intact.

What prompted you to sign up for this event?

It was the combination of the right course at the right time in my life, to be able to make a trip around our planet!

How do you plan to prepare for this event?

Well I will sail “Koloa Maoli” this summer to begin to learn the boat then do the long distance solo qualifying voyage. A re-fit this winter for some comfort mods and system upgrades. Iv’e started on the “Safety at Sea” requirements and will be meeting the first aid requirements over the winter.

What do you think will be the biggest challenge?

Getting to the start line is of course a really big challenge in its own but leaving Spain at the start will be huge! off into a great big unknown!

Tell us about your boat or the boat you would like to have.

I now own a Class 40! USA #15 Koloa Maoli, Ex “Bolands Mill” and it’s a new boat to me so a bit of a learning curve to get up to speed ! My friends and I will sail the boat this summer/fall to get a feel for what needs to be updated for the Global Solo Challenge (a small heat source, and a water-maker come to mind!)

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Looking forward to an amazing adventure with a large and diverse group of sailors with a shared goal of a trip around the great Capes!

Sailing experience

20.000+ Miles sailed. Currently racing Six Meter class sailboats locally and Internationally and supporting racers in the Race to Alaska “R2AK” with race preparation and support.

About The Boat

Sail Number: USA 15

Boat design: Jazz Marine Class 40 (Owen Clarke Design)

Year built: 2006

Group: TBA

LOA: 40ft

Upwind sail area: 115ft

Downwind sail area: 250m2

Displacement: 4500kgs