Born in England in 1981, Shannon moved to Antigua with his family at the age of 3. When he turned 19 he took to the sea with six oceanic deliveries and one circumnavigation of the world. He then started racing and finished second in the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race with PUMA. His America’s Cup experience started in 2000 when he joined Mascalzone Latino. In 2007 he sailed with Luna Rossa and won the last 2010 and 2013 America’s Cup campaigns with team Oracle. He is now at his 5th America’s Cup campaign.