Mikkel Farver, 46, from Børkop in Jutland, Denmark, is a logistics manager, husband to Charlotte and father to 17-year-old Camilla.
Mikkel says he loves both racing and cruising. "The teamwork when racing and, at the same time, the joy of being with my best friends and cruising with my family."
Mikkel, who holds a First Class Yachtmaster qualification, said, "It is a dream for me to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a sailing vessel. I am very much looking forward to spending a lot of time together with interesting people, enjoying the fantastic nature and navigating.
"I can’t find many better things than just sailing for 40 days in a row."