Ken Read

    Ken Read is an American yachtsman who is considered one of the world’s most accomplished and celebrated sailors. He was named “United States Rolex Yachtsman of the Year” twice (1985, 1995) and has over 40 World, North American, and National Championships to his credit in a variety of classes including the J/24 and Etchells 22. Read first began racking up offshore miles when he joined the Ericsson Racing Team for the last four legs of the 2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race.

    He was also skipper of Puma Ocean Racing Team’s il Mostro in the 2008-2009 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, his first complete circumnavigation.