Graham 'Gringo' Tourell


Role: Boat captain


Date of birth: September 13, 1976 in Nottingham

Lives: UK

Languages: English and French

What do you like to do when not working? I like to do anything water-related, whether that is kite surfing, wakeboarding or windsurfing. I also do triathlon, or attempt to in between work.

Experience? I used to be a semi-competitive windsurfer. Sailing wise, I have done around eight to ten transatlantic crossings, I have competed in the Jacques Verbe back in 2007 and I have been involved in four Vendée Globe campaigns before the Volvo Ocean Race.

If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else who would it be? I would like to wake up as big-wave surfer and extreme sports fanatic, Laird Hamilton then I’d go out there and ride Jaws…

Who inspires you? Lots of people inspire me but for different reasons. Anyone that achieves great things and accomplishments in adventure and sport really.

What was the best advice you were ever given? Don’t lose any sleep over it.

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