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Laurence and Zac
Biography
Laurence Sunderland
Age: 48
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Father
Current occupation: Yacht manager

Describe what you do: I deliver, teach and control all aspects of yachts under management – technical and mechanical.

How will these skills help you win The Race? I’m used to dealing with high levels of stress and have good endurance.   

Three words to describe you: Energetic, perseverant and compassionate.  

Favorite hobbies: Yachting, running and music.

What famous person reminds you of yourself? John Cleese    

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Loving and supporting a family of eight children.

What scares you most about traveling? A plane falling out of the sky.

What excites you most about traveling? Experiencing new cultures, food and customs.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Controlling our emotions while under extreme pressure.

Pet peeve about your teammate: His ability to shift responsibility when it’s convenient.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia. I love the outback, the surf, the people and the diverse wildlife.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? To become closer to my son.

Zac Sunderland
Age: 19
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.  
Connection to your teammate: Son
Current occupation: Record-setting boat captain

Describe what you do: I captain boats all around the world doing deliveries.

How will these skills help you win The Race? My experiences dealing with sleep deprivation, foreign countries and charting will be valuable skills on The Race.

Three words to describe you: Adventurous, perseverant and strong willed.  

Favorite hobbies: Sailing, surfing and skating.

What famous person reminds you of yourself? Johnny Knoxville    

What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Bill Murray

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being the youngest person to sail around the world.

What scares you most about traveling? The plane crashing.

What excites you most about traveling? I love experiencing different cultures.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: It will be a challenge to always keep level headed in stressful situations.

Pet peeve about your teammate: My dad gets stuck in his ways and will not hear reason.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Cape Town, South Africa. I stayed there for three weeks on my last trip. It is a beautiful country with a great history.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? My Dad and I are definitely close and I hope we grow even closer through The Race.