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Obituary: Volvo Ocean Race Director Jack Lloyd Dies At The Age of 67 – Meet His Wife And Family

Volvo Ocean Race Director Jack Lloyd died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 67. Find out more about him, including his wife and family, in this article.

Jack Lloyd was New Zealand’s leading sailing official and Race Director for Volvo Ocean Race. Overall, he was a known figure in international yacht racing.

Moreover, he was involved in resolving sailing disputes, rules, interpretations, and compliance issues for yachting’s jet-set as the sport evolved on a professional level for almost three decades.

Lloyd had been an International Umpire since 1993 and an International Judge since 1996. Not only that, he was an ISAF Umpire Test Administrator and Chairman of the Test Administration Group as well. He also served as Chairman of the International Jury for the 2005-06 race after serving as a member for the previous two races.

Jack Lloyd Wife And Family

Jack Lloyd’s wife is Joss Lloyd. They have two children, Ria and Koby.

Born in Whangarei in 1954, Jack grew up with two sisters in the seaside suburb of Onerahi. Noe was in the Onerahi Yacht Club, one of New Zealand’s premier offshore clubs.

Watching his dad sail, he also started a P-class at the local club. Then, he progressed through a couple of single-handed dinghy classes before heading into keelboat and offshore racing.

His family is pouring the loss, and the entire sailing community has lost a gem.

Jack Lloyd Dead At The Age of 67: Cause Of Death

Jack Lloyd, Volvo Ocean Race Director, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 67. The cause of his death has not been released as of yet.

The Volvo Racing family shared the news of the death of Jack Lloyd. But the cause of his death has yet to be revealed. There was no news of any illness or past history of any health issues.

For now, the whole sailing community is mourning this loss and offering their love and support to his family. The Ocean Racing family also released a Memoriam mourning the loss and celebrating his life and time with them.