Country AU
IMOCA Globe Series85th
Points0 pts
Age55 (5/5/68)
Top performance3 circumnavigations, including a Jules Verne Trophy and a Whitbread Round the World Race
Joined Imoca on2001
TeamCanada Ocean Racing Team


Nick Moloney is an Australian yachtsman / professional sailor, adventurer who has competed at multiple world elite-level sailing events including the America's Cup.

Nick has sailed around the world three times: in the Whitbread Round the World Race (now known as The Ocean Race) in 1997-98.

In 2000, Nick was awarded the prestigious Australian Sports Medal in recognition of his sailing achievements. He is the author of "Chasing the Dawn" and director of the career-defining documentary "Sea of Dreams".

In 2002, he entered the Jules Verne Trophy with the Orange crew and set a new round-the-world sailing speed record.

Two years later, he sailed solo around the world in his IMOCA Skandia. Unfortunately, he had to abandon his Vendée Globe.

His career as a sailor is punctuated by various sailing speed records, as well as a Guinness World Record for being the first/fastest and still only person to cross the famous Bass Strait non-stop, unassisted, in 22 hours and 11 minutes.

Sailing Highlights

2023 : Transat Jacques Vabre - Abandon
2004-2005 : Vendée Globe - Abandon
Other highlights

2009: iShares Cup - 6th Extreme 40 BT11
2008: iShares Cup - 6th Extreme 40 BT10
2005: Vendée Globe - Retired (IMOCA Skandia)
2004: English Transat - 4th (IMOCA Skandia)
2003: Transat Jacques-Vabre - 6th (IMOCA Team Cowes)
2003: Défi Atlantique - 5th (IMOCA Team Cowes)
2002: Route du Rhum - Winner in class 2 monohulls
2002: Jules Verne Trophy record on Orange
2001: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd (IMOCA)

2001: EDS Atlantic Challenge - Winner on Kingfisher with Ellen MacArthur
2000-2001: The Race - Retired on PlayStation
1998: Bass Strait windsurfing record in 22 hours
1997: Sydney-Hobart - Winner
1996-1997: Whitbread Round the World Race - 7th overall on Toshiba
1995: Beaten in the Louis Vuitton Cup final aboard One Australia
1992: Eliminated from the Louis-Vuitton Cup with Team Australia