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Mark Covell

DOB: 07.11.1967

Crew position: Grinder
Shore job: Winches
Profession/trade: Professional sailor/Boat builder

Covell is the heaviest man in the GBR Challenge sailing team.

The 33-year-old will put his 6ft 7in and 19 stone frame into the role of grinding in New Zealand.

He is a multiple world champion keelboat sailor and won a silver medal at the Sydney Olympics in the Star class with his America's Cup skipper, Ian Walker.

GBR Challenge crew profiles index

Head

Skipper

Navigator

Tactician

Pit

Helmsmen

Mastmen

Mid bowman

Bowmen

Trimmers

Grinders

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