Nicolai Sehested (DEN)
Roles and responsibilities:
Volvo Ocean Race participation:
2014-15: Vestas Wind – 7th place
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.