Born in Hong Kong in 1999 to a sailing family, Calum has an extensive sailing background. He has sailed since a young age and began racing at the age of 9, starting out in the Optimist class in 2008. He made his way through the RHKYC Sharks training program, sailing the Optimist, 420, and 29er youth classes. Learning how to sail in the fickle and shifty winds of Repulse Bay and Port Shelter helped Calum develop an understanding of sailing tactics and adaptability.
Calum has represented Hong Kong throughout his sailing career and has participated in 9 World Championships to date. His best results were achieved in the 420 and 29er, where he achieved 3rd, while also being first U17, and 6th places in class world championships respectively.
More recently, he transitioned into foiling boats as a source of adrenaline during university. Having begun sailing Waszps in December of 2018, he competed in the European Championships in 2019 where he placed 5th overall.
On top of his university studies, Calum has been coaching the RHKYC 420 team for the past year. He gets great satisfaction watching the sailors transition from successful Optimist to double handed sailors, developing their sailing skills in crewed boats while also learning important lessons for any class with regard to rig and sail setup as well as boat trim.
Calum hopes that competing in the Youth America's Cup will be a springboard towards following in his grandfather’s footsteps to compete in the America's Cup in the future.