Matt grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, into a sailing family. He spent holidays cruising between the Vaal dam, Plettenberg Bay and on the family’s Beneteau in St Helena Bay. Matt went on to develop a fanatical interest in Triathlons and between his three years of medicine and a B-Com degree he qualified to join the South African team to compete in Chicago. It wasn’t long, however, before his love of the ocean called him back into the yachting industry. Matt left Cape Town on a 48ft catamaran and hasn’t looked back. He has recently obtained his Yachtmaster Ocean and working towards his OOW.