Taylor Michie

16-year-old sailor, world traveler, and director of Racing Winds Media

At just 16 years old, Taylor Michie has already set foot on three of Earth’s seven continents, and he’s just getting started. As the author of sailing novel Racing Winds, and freelance journalist for the Volvo Ocean Race, Taylor’s explored the East Coast of the United States, everywhere from Maine to Florida, and out west to California and beyond. After finally receiving his first passport just two months ago, Taylor immediately put it to work, visiting Morocco and Belgium before returning home to the United States. After a week of jetlag recovery, Taylor was back at 39,000 feet, heading to Spain to visit the Volvo Ocean Race headquarters in Alicante, and to teach English culture to Spaniards in Salamanca. Growing up with an American Airlines Special Services rep and an American Airlines million-miler as parents, the passion for travel was instilled in Taylor from a young age, and now that he’s finally had a taste of international travel, Taylor’s parents will have to work double time to keep him grounded, so to speak. When actually on solid ground, Taylor lives in Annapolis, Maryland, and you can find him sailing 420s on the Chesapeake Bay, planning his next round-the-world jaunt, or managing his worldwide media organization, Racing Winds Media. Visit his website at

Got a tip?

Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters? Here’s how.