Chris Draper

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Chris Draper
Born (1978-03-20) 20 March 1978 (age 36)[1]
Sheffield, Yorkshire[2]
Nationality British
Occupation professional sailor

Chris Draper is a British sailor who has won multiple World and European titles and a bronze medal at the Sailing at the 2004 Olympic competing in the mixed 49er.[3] He has been a winner of the Extreme 40 sailing series is now a helmsman for Luna Rossa, Italy's Americas cup challenger. In the 34th Americas cup he became the first Britain to helm in the Louis Vuitton cup final. His current home town is Corfe Mullen, Dorset, UK[4] He is married, with two children. He started sailing aged 7 in an Optimist and describes his father and Jim Saltonstall (former RYA Youth Program Leader and Coach) as the key to his current career.[5] Other interests outside of sailing include Surfing and Mountain biking[6]

Sailing career to date:[7][8][edit]

2013 Americas cup, Louis Vuitton Cup finallist, Helmsman. 2nd Overall Americas Cup World Series 2012 - 2013.

2012 He won, on Luna Rossa Piranha, the first ACWS fleet racing event in Naples. 2nd Place ACWS match racing in Venice. Winner ACWS Fleet racing and 3rd place match racing ACWS Newport. Second Place ACWS fleet racing San Francisco.

2011 He was a member of the Team Korea America Cup challenge helming all the events in the AC45 World Series in 2011 before leaving the team. The team were in a highly creditable 4th place at the time.

2010 49er World Championships - 6th 49er European Championships – 1st Gold Medal Princess Sophia Trophy – 2nd Silver medal 49er

2009 49er World Championships - 6th iShares Cup Extreme 40 World Series (Helm) - 1st

2008 iShares Cup Extreme 40 (Helm) - 4th

2007 49er World Championships - 9th Semaine Olympique Francaise - 1st 49er

2006 49er World Championships – 1st Gold Medal 49er Olympic test event – 1st Gold Medal Mumm 30 World Championship - 3rd Mumm 30 Spi Ouest - 1st

2004 Olympic Regatta, Athens – Bronze Medal 49er 49er European Championship – 1st Gold Medal 49er World Championship – 2nd Silver Medal

2003 ISAF Sailing World Championships – 1st Gold Medal 49er 49er European Championship – 2nd Silver Medal Kiel Week Regatta, Germany – 1st Gold Medal 49er SPA Olympic Class Regatta, Holland – 1st Gold Medal 49er Olympic Class Week, Barcelona – 1st Gold Medal 49er Cadiz Test Event – 2nd Silver Medal 49er

2002 Olympic Test Event 2002 – 3rd Bronze Medal 49er 49er European Championship – 2nd Silver Medal 49er World Championship – 2nd Silver Medal

1996 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships – 420 Silver Medal

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