Lucas participated in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race with the Turn the Tide on Plastic team, was the winner of Rolex Maxi Worlds, and has already participated seven times in the demanding Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race.

Lucas Chapman started sailing on the lake with his family on small dinghies and yachts.

The Australian has sailed with the Turn the Tide on Plastic team in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Lucas has heaps of big boat experience sailing in races like the Sydney to Hobart and was the Watch Leader onboard AkzoNobel during the Ocean Race Europe.




Date of birth

5 May 1992



Sailing career highlights

2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race
Sydney to Hobarts onboard 100ft super maxi
Transatlantic line honours
Rolex Maxi Worlds winner


What was your first sailing memory?

Sailing on the lake with my family on small dinghies and yachts.

Who inspires you?

Peter Blake, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

What is your favourite quote?

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot

What was your childhood sailing dream?

To sail in the Volvo Ocean Race.

What items do you always take with you when you go sailing?

Merino socks and underwear.

What is your favourite food?

Italian food.

What hobbies do you have when not sailing?


Give us an example of a sustainable attitude to life - what do you do for a better world?

Reducing the use of plastics, always using reusable shopping bags and drinking from reusable bottles.

What advice would you give to young sailors to protect the planet?

Learn how to fix and repair equipment instead of disposing of parts. This will also make you a handy offshore sailor.