Olly Young


Nationality: British

Date of birth: May 4, 1988 in Weston Super Mare, UK

Lives: United Kingdom

Role: Shore team

Languages: English

What do you like to do when not working on the Volvo Ocean Race? Surfing, sailing, climbing, mountaineering and the odd round of golf

Greatest achievement? In 2014, competing in the Round Britain and Ireland Race onboard the Open 60 - Artemis Endeavour. We came second overall but got the world record for boats under 60ft.

Also being the first boat to navigate Svalbard in the Norwegian in 2015. At 80 degrees north there is a lot of ice to dodge and the odd polar bear

Favourite quote: “The best mountaineers are the ones with the worst memory”…….I guess that goes for sailing as well

Who inspires you? Anyone who’s pushed themselves to explore

What was the best advice you were ever given? Mind the step and watch your head

If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else, who would you pick and what would you do? An Astronaut and be shot up into space in a rocket

If you were an animal, what would you be? A turtle because I want to work from home!

What makes you happy/angry? Happiness is going on adventures Opinions make me pretty angry

What do you want to be remembered or known for? Having a bloody good time

What is the single thing that you miss the most when at sea? A bed/sofa

What food or drink do you miss the most when you are at sea? A big roast dinner and a pint of Ale

What item do you always take with you when sailing? Shorts

Tell us something about yourself that we didn’t know? Ive just eaten 3 oranges!!

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