Team AkzoNobel



Nicolai Sehested

Nicolai Sehested (DEN)





Roles and responsibilities: 

Boat captain

Volvo Ocean Race participation: 

2014-15: Vestas Wind – 7th place

Career highlights: 

2012-16: Skipper on the World Match Racing Tour
2014-15: Volvo Ocean Race


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, he says his parents have forgiven him for twice breaking his word. 

Best known as a top tier skipper on the fast-paced World Match Racing Tour, Nicolai admits to being an unashamed speed freak out on the ocean.  As well as his duties as a helmsman and sail trimmer, as the team’s boat captain, he is also responsible for keeping the yacht and its myriad systems operating at peak performance.  

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