Rhiannon Davies was born in Cambridge, Massachusstes, USA and grew up in New Brunswick, Canada. She has been living in the Netherlands for 8 years. She studied Political Science and Civil Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and is Vice President of Global Product Supply at Groupe Danone.

Sebastiaan Ambtman was born in Den Helder, Netherlands. He studied Banking and Finance at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has been working until recently at eBay Inc.

Emma Davies Ambtman was born in June 2006 in Amsterdam. She sailed more than 1000 nautical miles on the Pjotter before her second birthday. She has sailed a lot since then and has now, at the age of five, accumulated over 26,000 nautical miles in her logbook.

Macsen Davies Ambtman was born in June 2008 in Amsterdam. He has been sailing on the Pjotter since he was 10 days old and spent his first night on the boat when he was 3 weeks old. Macsen completed his first Atlantic crossing when he was one year old.