|About Nick Dana
|2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race
Nick Dana fell in love with sailing from a very young age and made it his profession when he grew up. He is now competing in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race and enjoying his adventures on the sea. He has a new girlfriend in his life, Chelsea Meissner, and is spending quality time with her as often as possible. In his free time, Dana likes to go surfing and loves to cook, both things Meissner clearly loves to do, too. No wonder he’s such a catch!
He has movie star good looks and the personality to match. When he walks into a room, everybody can’t help but stare and wonder, who is this guy?
His name is Nick Dana, a sailor who has traveled all over the world in his sea vessels, competing in races on the water. He loves to see new places and meet interesting people from around the world.
Nick Dana is currently a member of the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team that is taking part in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. He is now linked to Southern Charm star and former Survivor contestant, Chelsea Meissner.
Now, people are very keen to know more about this handsome sailor so here are a few details from Nick Dana’s wiki.
Who Is Nick Dana’s Girlfriend?
Nick Dana’s age is 32, and he is officially Chelsea Meissner’s boyfriend, according to reports.
Chelsea Meissner was a contestant on the reality TV show, Survivor: One World. She said she took part in the show for personal challenges. But winning the prize money was another big incentive for her.
Meissner also appears in the reality TV series Southern Charm, which is currently airing it’s fifth season.
Southern Charm chronicles the professional and personal lives of seven socialites who live in Charleston, South Carolina. And if you didn’t think there was drama down south, you couldn’t be more wrong. It’s probably what makes this show so damn addictive! It’s like the Jersey Shore of the upper class socialites, so what’s not to love?!
Chelsea Meissner Confirmed Her Dating Status
Meissner was previously in a relationship with fellow Southern Charm costar, Austen Kroll. But now she seems to have fallen for the charms of the good-looking sailor, Nick Dana.
In fact, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Meissner posted a photo with Dana as they both hung out in The Hague, Netherlands.
She wrote in the photo’s caption, “To a wild year on tour with the @volvooceanracefamily.”
She even praised Dana’s yacht and wrote, “So proud of @vestas11thhourracing and feel fortunate to have had a taste of ‘life at the extreme.’”
The couple’s relationship was then confirmed by something that Meissner wrote in the comments section during a conversation with Southern Charm costar, Cameran Eubanks.
Eubanks wrote, “So happy you found your STALLION!” and added a heart emoji.
Meissner replied, “Sometimes life just gives you the lemonade” and added a smiley emoji.
Nick Dana and Chelsea Meissner were spotted and photographed together on May 12, 2018, while they were attending Sail Newport’s annual spring party at Volvo Ocean Race Village in Fort Adams State Park, New Jersey.
Nick Dana Has Loved Working with Boats Since Childhood
Dana is a native of Rhode Island who grew up “tinkering with boats at his family’s shipyard.” He has been racing professionally for all of his adult life and has already raced in two Volvo Races previously. Apart from that, he has worked both onshore and offshore for two other major races, as well.
He was raised in Newport, which is home to more Volvo Ocean veterans than any other place in the country. He is also a member of the Newport Shipyard family, so a career in sailing was almost predestined.
Answering the Call of the Sea
Dana felt the call of the sea from a young age and said, “Growing up in Newport affords certain opportunities…I was involved in races all over the world and then suddenly one day it was a profession.”
Another reason Dana chose sailing as a profession was that it allowed him to indulge in another favorite activity of his: surfing.
A tough transatlantic leg for us on the good ship @vestas11thhourracing Plenty of time spent on the back pedestal “the yard” getting pasted in nasty sea states. Well done to @teamakzonobel for sending it and putting up a record 24 hour run. Back to the grind next week for the final European tour of the @volvooceanrace ? @jamesblakefilm ??@mustoclothing
He Enjoys Cooking in His Spare Time
Dana enjoys cooking in his free time, especially Italian cuisine and BBQ, and he follows a healthy and straightforward approach.
His favorite dish to prepare is potatoes au gratin, which he learned from his mother. He also like to indulge in fine wine, his favorite being Pinot Noir.
Nick Dana’s Car and Boat Collection
Dana has a passion for cars as well, and since he likes to tinker with mechanical things, he love to work on the restoration aspects of both. His collection includes a classic Chevy C10 truck, a 1957 Volkswagen Beetle, and he even has a Maine lobster boat.
His passion for sailing can easily be gauged from social media. Nick Dana’s Instagram account is full of photos of him sailing on the Vestas 11th Hour Racing yacht and other boats, hanging out with his co-sailors and friends, and there are plenty of pics of him on water, with waves crashing from all angles. What a rush!
Living the Good Life
Right now, Dana is one very happy man as he is busy doing his favorite thing in the world; sailing. He is participating in the 2017-18 Ocean Volvo Race and seems to be enjoying every minute of it.
Nick Dana also looks happy to be spending time with his new girlfriend at every opportunity he gets. If the latest picture he posted of the two of them sipping wine at sunset isn’t proof enough, these two look like they are living the good life.
Life doesn’t get much better than this!