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JAMES HARAYDA

Skipper & Team Principal

Growing up in Singapore, James found it easy to fall in love with the sea. He spent his weekends exploring and racing around the tropical island in various dinghies and keelboats. 

Fast forward 12 years and James has competed in many of the worlds largest offshore races. In the process, he has become a two-time British Double Handed National Champion with teammate Dee Caffari.

James is the youngest skipper currently competing in the IMOCA Globe Series.

IMOCA Results:

- 2022 Défi-Azimut (19th)

- 2022 Route du Rhum (14th)

Dogs or cats?

- Dogs

Summer or winter?

- Summer

Favourite freeze-dried?

- Kebab stew

Your "perfect" sailing conditions?

- Dawn, overcast, downwind, 25knts of breeze, and big seas...

Top speed reached while sailing?

- 36 knts

When you're not sailing, where can we find you?

- Spending time with friends and family

James Harayda: About
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