Tom Johnson is one of the youngest members of ORACLE TEAM USA, yet already claims a well-rounded sailing background, with experience ranging from high-performance dinghies to offshore racing.
Johnson joined the team in early 2016, straight from the Volvo Ocean Race when his journey was cut short onboard Team Vestas Wind after the boat ran aground in Leg 2. He was the youngest sailor in the fleet.
Growing up sailing in Mandurah in Western Australia, Johnson participated in any board sport he could – from skateboarding to surfing. By age 7, he was sailing competitively and soon fixed his sights on a career as a professional sailor. He gained offshore experience on super maxis, while also racing internationally on the 49er and foiling Moth. He has competed in the last two Moth Worlds.
In 2013, after sailing in one leg of the Extreme Sailing series on Team Korea, Johnson landed a full time gig for the 2014 season with Oman Air.
When he’s not training with ORACLE TEAM USA, expect to find Johnson on the water - surfing, kitesurfing or out on his Moth.