Ric has been sailing since he was 8 and skippered his first yacht as a professional when he was just 15.His passion is performance sailing and he has been involved in a number of regattas in Australia and also overseas including the U S, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Denmark and England. Along with racing, Ric spent 10 years as a yacht broker.

Whether it’s helping beginners with parking their new yacht in a marina berth, encouraging clients to give racing a go, or giving experienced sailors “hands on” help fine-tuning their racing technique, Team Windcraft’s Ric Hawkins loves sharing his passion for sailing.

When Ric is not out sailing – which is rare – his current favourite pastime is being at home with his little daughter. Because of her Ric hasn’t been doing much of his other hobby – ski ing.