Team Avaya

Nathan is the creator of Team Avaya (formerly Seagate) NZ’s most successful Adventure Racing Team. In 2001 he submitted a sponsorship proposal to Seagate to form a Professional Squad of NZ athletes. Seagate signed off and in 2002 Nathan captained the team to victory in the infamous Eco Challenge, which was held in Fiji. The team dominated for a number years winning races around the globe until 2005 when Nathan stepped back from racing for a period, after winning the World Championships. In 2011 he reformed the team that has once again dominated the international scene. The team won the World Championships in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 201;  placing 3rd in 2011. They have won a record number of World Series events and hold the number one world ranking, the first team ever in 25-years of Adventure Racing to attain the maximum world ranking points. 2017 marked the end of the Seagate sponsorship, the longest running team sponsor in the sport, Avaya have taken over the sponsorship for 2018.


August : Yeti Adventure Challenge Denmark : 2nd
September : Raid In France (AR World Series) France: 1st
November : Adventure Racing World Championships Australia 1st

2017 RACES

June: Atlay Expedition China : 1st
August: Adventure Racing World Championships USA : 1st

2018 RACES

March: GODZone New Zealand
November: Adventure Racing World Championships

Avaya SQUAD : 2018

  • Nathan Fa'avae
  • Chris Forne
  • Sophie Hart
  • Stu Lynch
  • Joanna Williams
  • Bob McLachlan
Brazil 2015 - winning World Championships

Brazil 2015 - winning World Championships