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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 (MBE).

Dogs or Cats?

- Dogs

Summer or Winter?

- Summer

Favourite Freeze-Dried Meal?

- Beef stew

Your "Perfect" Sailing Conditions?

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

Top Speed Reached While Sailing?

- 36 knots

What's your main goal in sailing?

- To win the Vendée Globe and Ocean Race...

James Harayda: About
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