Chris Nicholson
Team Vestas Wind's two-time Olympian and six-time world-champion Skipper

Facts about Chris

Role Skipper
Nationality Australian
Date of Birth 18-06-1969
Age 45
Nickname Nico

Nico has competed in the Volvo Ocean Race four times. He has represented Australia at the Sydney and Athens Olympics and is a six-time world champion sailor. He’s cool under pressure and one of the sport’s nice guys – but underneath there’s a fierce competitor. He finished second last time in 2011-12 as skipper of CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand.

Interesting Fact:

This is Nico's fourth trip around the world. Was an electrician by trade and was once a miner.

Family:

Partner + two sons + one dog + two horses + two chicken.

Nico has competed in the Volvo Ocean Race four times. He has represented Australia at the Sydney and Athens Olympics and is a six-time world champion sailor. He’s cool under pressure and one of the sport’s nice guys – but underneath there’s a fierce competitor. He finished second last time in 2011-12 as skipper of CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand.

Interesting Fact:

This is Nico's fourth trip around the world. Was an electrician by trade and was once a miner.

Family:

Partner + two sons + one dog + two horses + two chicken.

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