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Sailor Profile: Chris Nicholson (AUS)

Sailor Profile: Serial dinghy world champion and Volvo Ocean Race competitor Chris Nicholson

Meet serial dinghy world champion and Volvo Ocean Race competitor Chris Nicholson:

Nationality: Australian

Date of birth: 18 June 1969

Family: wife Megan, sons Banjo and Tully

Bio: Australian Chris Nicholson, 49, is one of his country’s most prodigious yachtsmen. He has seven dinghy world championship titles to his name – three in the 505 class and four in the Olympic 49er class, including three consecutive wins between 1997 and 1999 – as well as a 49er European championship win in 2000. He has competed in the Volvo Ocean Race six times previously finishing on the podium on three occasions.

Career highlights:

2002: 505 world championship – Freemantle, Australia – 1st
2000: 49er European championship – Medemblik, Netherlands – 1st
1999: 49er world championship – Melbourne, Australia – 1st
1998: 49er world championship – Bandol, France – 1st
1997: 49er world championship – Perth, Australia – 1st
1994: 505 world championship – Durban, South Africa – 1st
1992: 505 world championship – Santa Cruz, USA – 1st

Volvo Ocean Race participation:

2017-18: Team AkzoNobel – 4th
2014-15: Team Vestas Wind – 7th
2011-12: Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand – 2nd
2008-09: Puma Ocean Racing – 2nd
2005-06: Movistar – 6th
2001-02: Amer Sports One – 3rd

 

Source: Yacht Racing Life

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