Captain & Owner
John Gayford

a mechanical engineer, has sailed 20,000 ocean miles and spent a year in the 70's sailing with his brother and his wife along Australia's East coast. He has survived the Bermuda triangle and the dangerous storms of Lake Ontario. During his time in Oakville he was awarded the title "Lake Ontario Single Handed Sailing Champion" and has won his fair share of silverware from club racing.

Douglas Gayford
lives in Coffs Harbour, Australia. He is a business owner with a Political Economics degree and is married with two daughters.

Brendan Shadford
has been sailing for 30 years. In addition to his extensive cruising, he has competed in long distance races and crewed in the competitive Soling class. Brendan, who has worked as a biologist, engineer, and banker, now plans to use his passion for photography and writing to document this exciting voyage.

Stuart Hamilton
is an environmental engineer who owns his own consulting company, which specializes in evaluating effluent quality. Stuart has been sailing since he was born. He is married and has two sons and one daughter.

Doug Sandrin
works with Air Canada. He has a degree in computer programming. He is the team’s electronic whiz, who will oversee the extensive computer driven equipment on the boat. Doug has been sailing for over 20 years. Besides many a race on Lake Ontario, he has sailed the Atlantic Ocean twice, from the East Coast of the United States, via Bermuda to the British Virgin Islands. Doug is married and has two Golden Retrievers.