Chris Poole - USA
WS Ranking: 15
Chris grew up on small boats along the coast of Maine and started sailing optimists at ten. He diversified his skills at the Maine Maritime Academy where he completed his first ocean crossing and represented the United States at the Student Yachting World Cup in France. Chris accelerated his climb to the top of the international match race rankings over the past six years, training in Oyster Bay, NY and traveling the world, competing against the best in the sport. Chris is currently also ranked 2nd in the United States and has been leading his team “Riptide Racing Team” to success in the cutting-edge classes of competition since 2012. Since then the team has achieved a personal best ranking of 19th in the world and 1st in the United States. Some of their highlights have been winning the Seawanhaka Cup (2014, 2017), Oakcliff Halloween Invitational (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017), New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta (2016) placing 2nd in the Detroit Cup (2014), U.S. Grand Slam Series (2017, 2018), U.S. Match Race Nationals (2018), Oakcliff Halloween Invitational (2018), Chicago Grand Slam (2018), and 3rd place finishes in the M32 Series Bermuda (2016), Fiker Cup (2018), Thompson Cup (2018). Chris ranks among the top match racers in the world.
Crew: Brian McMarton, Trent Turigliatto, Ryan Zupon