Meet the Crew: James Esprey

Age: 33

Nationality: Irish and British

Hometown: Bangor, Northern Ireland

Home Sailing Club: Ballyholme Yacht Club and Royal Ulster Yacht Club

Prefered Crew Position: main sheet. I like it there....

Began Sailing at age: 5

Career Highlights: 2012 London Games

Sailing mentor: Paul Elvstrom

Academic qualifications: Uni wasn't for me.

Sailing dreams: Volvo Ocean Race

On my day off I.... Hang out with friends, go cycling. Sail my laser.

Advice to young sailors: Sail on as many different boats as you can with as many different people. Everyone can teach you something.

If I wasn't a sailor I would be: fat and a business man.