Hailing from Lake Macquarie, home of some of Australia’s greatest sailors, Kyle Langford has been proving himself at national and international levels since he was a teenager. Winning the youth world championships in 2005 and subsequently being voted Australian Youth Sailor of the Year.
Langford joins SailGP fresh off a grueling Volvo Ocean Race campaign. It marked his first extended offshore sailing race, finishing third.
Prior to that, Langford won the America’s Cup with ORACLE TEAM USA and reprised his role for the 2017 campaign in Bermuda. He has competed in two Extreme Sailing Series and won the RC44 World Championship.
Sailing is in his blood, his brother is a world champion and his father an accomplished yachtsman. When not racing, Langford is based in Stockholm, Sweden where he practices his drone piloting skills, cycles or kitesurfs.
“Knowing how good these boats are to sail and having six of them on a small course is something that will take sailing to a new level, on and off the water. Being part of it is something exciting in its own right, add in sailing for my country and I could not be keener to be on that start line.”