Our diverse team is composed of more than 40 UBC students studying a variety of fields. The members are split into five sub-teams: hull construction, power electronics, software, research and admin. Below is a brief biography of our two team captains.
Torbjørn Reitan Fyrvik – Founder
Torbjørn is a Integrated Engineering (IGEN) graduate from Trondheim, Norway. Through his efforts at Voyage, he fosters his passion for the maritime, as well as entrepreneurship. In his spare time, Torbjørn likes spending time outside: skiing, slacklining, mountaineering, and simply enjoying nature.
ÝYên Gallup – Past Captain
ÝYên (Pronounced Ian) is a fourth year Electrical Engineering Student from Portland, Oregon. A dual love of boats and engineering makes him uniquely excited about the voyage project. Outside of school he spends his time climbing slacklining, skiing and generally exploring the outdoors.
Ryan Wood – Co-Captain
Ryan is a fourth year Integrated Engineering (IGEN) student from Vancouver, BC. He has been passionate about boats and sailing since a young age. Outside of school Ryan competes on the National Development Sailing Team and spends time in the mountains skiing, biking, and hiking.
Haske Sumaila – Co-Captain
Andrew Moreno – Co-Captain
Andrew is a fourth year Integrating Engineering student, specializing in computer and electrical engineering. Growing up in Vancouver, Andrew developed a strong interest in sailing, racing dinghies both locally and internationally. This enthusiasm plays a big role in his dedication to the success of UBC Voyage. When he isn’t sailing or studying, Andrew enjoys camping, travelling, and curling.