Mike Miller is well known to many at the Clipper Race as he was Race Crew and Watch Leader on the victorious Sanya Serenity Coast team during the 2017-18 edition. He is thrilled to be returning to represent the tropical city of Sanya once again.
For the first 20,000nm of the current edition, Mike, from Windsor, UK, was AQP on board Unicef. In addition to his Clipper Race experience he has crossed the Atlantic Ocean using only celestial navigation, competed in the South China Sea Race from Hong Kong to the Philippines, circumnavigated Bahrain, raced across the Arabian Gulf from Oman to Bahrain via the UAE and Qatar, and competed in the Hainan Round the Island Race in China. In 2021, he was a skipper in the Rolex Fastnet Race and its four qualifying offshore races. His mileage at sea totals 87,000 nautical miles.
Despite having sailed all his life, having been inspired by his father and growing up in Singapore, it was taking part in the Clipper Race that he credits as changing his life. His eyes were opened to a second career in sailing after a successful 30 years in banking and as a business leader. His coaching experience not only spans business and sailing but also rugby, as Mike also was prop and coach for many years. He’s a cricket fan and skier and since the Clipper 2017-18 Race has added bird watching to his list of hobbies.