Role: Wing Trimmer

Two-time round-the-world racer Tom hails from Perth, Australia, where he grew up competing in the Olympic 49er and foiling Moth circuits before getting the call to join the 2014-15 edition of The Ocean Race as a crewmember of Team Vestas Wind.

‘TJ’ brings valuable SailGP experience to the Danish team having raced Season 1 with Team USA, and is well-versed in the mechanics of high-speed, foiling boats having been a Wing Trimmer on board ORACLE TEAM USA in the 2017 America’s Cup.

In 2017-18, he completed a second lap of the planet with Vestas 11th Hour Racing in The Ocean Race.

Career Highlights

2014-15 The Ocean Race – Team Vestas Wind

2017 America’s Cup – ORACLE TEAM USA

2017-18 The Ocean Race – Vestas 11th Hour Racing

2018 SailGP – Team USA


Position: Wing trimmer
Hometown: Mandurah, Western Australia
Date of Birth: 23 February 1991
Weight: 82 kg
Height: 183cm

Tom is aesthetic

The athletes on Team ROCKWOOL Racing tried to figure out which team member fits each of the seven strengths of stone the best. Tom was nominated as 'aesthetics' by Nicolai!


“Wing Trimmer Tom is the pretty boy of the team, and spends a lot of time looking after himself. As an Aussie he’s also the best surfer in the group, so definitely looks the coolest when he hits the water on a day off!”

How does ROCKWOOL harness this strength?

Stone wool can be designed to fit any shape or size. This lets us create beautiful buildings and facades.

Tom Johnson  - 7 Strengths of Stone