Ralph Villiger is from Switzerland and started sailing at the age of 18. Since then he has sailed almost exclusively short-handed all over the Mediterranean Sea and in the Atlantic.

Since 2003 he has been sailing on
NTOMBIFUTI in the Mediterranean and in the Atlantic. In June 2011 he participated for the first time in a single-handed race, the Azores and Back 2011 (AZAB 2011). In 2013 he then completed the Original Single-Handed Transatlantic Race (OSTAR). After that he sailed on to Greenland, discovering his passion for the Arctic. As mathematician Ralph also masters the art of astronavigation.

Ashore Ralph is a keen mountaineer. And in his other life he runs his own business in fund management and financial consulting to the life sciences industry. And Ralph is also a wine aficionado and 
gin producer.