Dan Morris grew up sailing on the family cruising boat, falling in love with the sport. Since then he has focused his sailing career around high-performance boats, including a campaign in the Olympic 49er class. He is a multiple World Match Racing Tour champion and has competed on the Extreme Sailing Series.
He loves the team aspect of sailing, recalling one of his favorite moments standing on top of the World Match Racing Tour podium alongside his teammates.
Morris has raced at the highest level in the sport across a variety of classes including International 14s, 49er, Farr 40s and Melges, but says the highlight of his career is still to come. He is hoping to add SailGP success to his CV.
Morris has a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. True to his Minnesota roots, Morris plays ice hockey, but also enjoys exploring in the mountains whether it’s rock climbing, mountain biking or trekking.
“The races that stand out the most for me are those the team has prepared really well for. Then you head into the final day knowing if we each do the best in our jobs - nothing special or heroic - we will win.”