Date of birth: 13 March 1972
In: Lake Macquarie, Australia
Legs Sailed in this edition: Leg 7
Something about him that you don’t know: Don't mess with Tom – he's a 2nd dan in Taekwondo, a martial art he has been practicing since he was 12!
Who he is: Tom is a Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup veteran whose first contact with the race came as shore crew on Silk Cut in 1997-98. He's raced three editions – the first being onboard SEB in 2001-02, then Ericsson in 2005-06 and finally Green Dragon in 2008-09. He returns to the race a decade later to join up with David Witt's Scallywag team having completed a Mini Transat and in 2018 was crowned the Adams 10 Australian champ at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in his native Oz!
Previous Volvo Ocean Race:
2008-09 Green Dragon