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Team Type: Crew

Francesca Clapcich

THE OCEAN RACE EXPERIENCE: 2017-2018 with Turn the Tide on Plastic WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN? I love to be offshore, the challenge that being in a tough environment brings to me. I’m originally from a town close to the water and I grew up spending most of my time … Continue reading Francesca Clapcich

Connor Banks

THE OCEAN RACE EXPERIENCE: This will be my First Ocean Race, but my sailing highlight so far has to be the 2020 Middle Sea Race where we had a 600-mile match race with the Maserati MOD 70.   WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN? Just being on the water, no matter … Continue reading Connor Banks

Ben Bireau

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN? Surfing and playing with the elements of the ocean. IF YOU WERE A MARINE ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE? A dolphin, to surf waves and not be afraid of sharks. WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO YOU? Necessary, a way of life, the future. HOW DO … Continue reading Ben Bireau

Emily Caroe

The OceaN Race Experience: 2017-18 Team Akzonobel WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN? A walk along the beach in Brittany at sundown. IF YOU WERE A MARINE ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE? Sea otter. I went snorkeling with a few in New Zealand once and they were so playful but also … Continue reading Emily Caroe

Meredith Carroll

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN? Through sport, but which type depends on the weather — if it’s windy: sailing, if it’s not: stand-up paddleboarding, if there’s swell: surfing!   IF YOU WERE A MARINE ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE? An Orca Whale for a few reasons: 1. They are majestic … Continue reading Meredith Carroll

Fin Clark

THE OCEAN RACE EXPERIENCE: 2017-18 – Team Brunel   WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN? Sailing and Windsurfing   IF YOU WERE A MARINE ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE? Southern Sea Otter – Check them out!   SHARE A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU AND SAILING: Since watching the Volvo Ocean Race … Continue reading Fin Clark

Bill Erkelens

THE OCEAN RACE EXPERIENCE: 2014-15 Team Alvimedica 2017-18 Vestas 11th Hour Racing   WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN? Sailing offshore   IF YOU WERE A MARINE ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE? Porpoise, they like to surf!   SHARE A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU AND SAILING: I’ve raced in four Pacific … Continue reading Bill Erkelens

Aimee Famularo

THE OCEAN RACE EXPERIENCE: 2014-15 Team Vestas Wind 2017-18 Vestas Wind 11th Hour Racing   WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN? Sailing and kitesurfing.   IF YOU WERE A MARINE ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE? Orca because they’re badass!   SHARE A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU AND SAILING: I started sailing … Continue reading Aimee Famularo

Simon Fisher

THE OCEAN RACE EXPERIENCE: Abn Amro Two 2005-06 Telefonica Blue 2008-09 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 2011-12 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 2014-15 Vestas 11th Hour Racing 2017-18   WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN? I have always felt more comfortable when I’m by the sea. I like being out on the water … Continue reading Simon Fisher

Damian Foxall

THE OCEAN RACE EXPERIENCE: I’ve competed in 10 round-the-world races. This will be Damian’s seventh campaign in The Ocean Race. 2002-03 Team Tyco 2006-07 Ericsson Racing Team 2009-10 Green Dragon Racing Team 2011-12 Groupama 2014-15 Dongfeng Race Team 2017-18 Vestas 11th Hour Racing   WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN? Getting … Continue reading Damian Foxall

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