Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard are sponsoring of a young Aussie boatie, Xavier Doerr, who is undertaking an extraordinary quest – and aiming to break various sailing records in the process.
At only 21-years-old, Xavier is a two-time veteran of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. In addition to being a member of home club Southport Yacht Club, he is a member of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) and their prestigious world class youth match racing program in Sydney, which has produced some of the world’s best offshore sailors.
Xavier has a passion for sending high performance carbon fibre race yachts down the face of huge waves. Through his work as a rigger, passion for match racing and self-learnings on the carbon fibre construction and shipwright work, he is making a name for himself as a prominent youth offshore sailor.
Xavier is self-sufficient out on the open oceans, being able to repair any mishaps or breakages that come his way and he’ll need to be on his next big voyage – circumnavigating Australia on a 21-foot yacht.