IMOCA Globe Series49th
Points8 pts
Age44 (4/1/79)
Top performance
Joined Imoca on2007
TeamPip Hare Ocean Sailing
BaseSouthampton (UK)


After studying engineering, Nick fell into the world of ocean racing via the Mini class, and never left... Now working in the world of finance, he will be Pip Hare's co-skipper for the 2023 IMOCA GLOBE SERIES season.

Nick graduated from the University of Exeter in 2001 with an honours degree in Engineering and was British University Dinghy Champion. Over the next ten years he worked as a sailor and engineer on a variety of high performance sailing campaigns. In particular, he took part as watch leader in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008/9 and in numerous single-handed transatlantic races. He was also one of the youngest people to complete a non-stop round-the-world race after finishing the HSBC Oryx Quest in 2005.

Between 2007 and 2010, he was a member of Mike Golding's IMOCA ECOVER team.

From August 2021 to the end of 2022, he sailed from the UK to New Zealand with his family. During this time, he worked part-time and visited many places and communities heavily affected by climate change.

In early 2010, after nearly ten years of professional ocean racing and more than 100,000 nautical miles, Nick embarked on a career in finance to broaden his business knowledge. He took a short sabbatical in early 2013 to skipper the 'Shackleton Epic', which retraced Sir Ernest Shackleton's famous voyage from Antarctica to South Georgia.

Sailing Highlights

2023: Rolex Fastnet Race - 26th
RORC Round Britain and Ireland - Line honours (w/ Pip Hare on Medallia)
2017: Caribbean 600 - Winner (RORC Class)
2008: Volvo Ocean Race
2007: Transat Jacques Vabre - 7th (Class40 with Tanguy de Lamotte)
2006: Route du Rhum - DNF (Class40)

2005: HSBC Oryx Quest - 2nd (on Daedaldus)
2005: Mini Transat
2001: British University Dinghy Champion


Sail numberGBR 77
ArchitectVPLP - Verdier
Construction2015, CDK Technologies, Port-La-Forêt
Former namesBanque Populaire VIII, Bureau Vallée II
Length18,28 m
Beam5,80 m
Draught4,5 m
Weight6,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind600 m2