Sailing is in Rome Kirby’s blood. His father, Jerry Kirby, sailed in six America’s Cups and three editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. Already Kirby is catching his dad, sailing in two Volvo Ocean Race campaigns and two America’s Cups.
He and his father made history becoming the first father / son duo to win the America’s Cup when Kirby junior won it with ORACLE TEAM USA in 2013. Kirby resigned with the American team and competed at the 2017 America’s Cup.
Kirby most recently placed third in the 2018 Moth World Championships, a class seen as leading the way in the development of foiling sailing, and is looking forward to leading the young United States SailGP team.
When he’s not sailing, Kirby, a passionate surfer, is off chasing waves, playing golf or snowboarding.
“Sailing hasn’t seen anything like the SailGP, a consistent championship in cutting-edge boats. Sailing the F50 is next level. It is more powerful than anything I have sailed before and is a truly intense ride.”