Chris Poole - USA
WS Ranking: 42
Chris Poole grew up in Falmouth, Maine where he learned to sail at age 10 at Portland Yacht Club. He first got his feet wet with match racing when he was an intern at the Chicago Match Race Center in 2011. In 2012 Chris launched the Riptide Racing and their campaign for the World Match Race Tour. Since then the team has achieved a personal best ranking of 19th in the world and 1st in the United States.
Coming off a successful 2017 season that saw Riptide take 2nd in the U.S. Grand Slam Series and successfully defend the 46th Seawanhaka Cup. They hope to continue their success into 2018, which will be the teams 6th season on the match race circuit. Riptide hopes to reclaim their spot as the #1 U.S. Match Racing Team, and return to the top 20 in the world this year.
Crew: Brian McMarton, Trent Turigliatto, Ryan Zupon