Mark Sinclair is passionate about sailing. In 1984, he completed two solo crossings of the Tasman and nowadays is often found sailing his S&S 41 Starwave single-handed around remote areas of Australia’s coastline. Mark was 10 years old when Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first to complete a non-stop solo circumnavigation. When he found out about the 2018 GGR, Mark applied immediately, purchased the Lello 34 class yacht Coconut and deferred plans to compete in the 2018 single-handed Trans Tasman race.
Mark’s professional background includes the hydrographic surveying of remote areas in ships, small boats and aircraft. He served in the Royal Australian Navy, commanding three ships and navigating four. He retired as a Commander in 1996. Mark is currently Managing Director of the Fugro LADS Corporation, which conducts hydrographic surveys world-wide.