Chris first started sailing in 2007 when he left school to volunteer at a pre-school in Cape Town. Developing a love for the sea in South Africa, this is where he went on to complete his RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification in 2009.

Chris has worked and sailed all around the world including Clipper Race stopovers in South Africa, China, UK and Australia. Working as an Instructor and has also navigated in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on board CV5 in competition against one of his sailing inspirations, the races very own legend and chairman, Sir Robin Knox – Johnston.

Chris has a great sense of humour and enjoys meeting new people from different cultures and backgrounds and has a democratic leadership style. 

"It can be greatly rewarding when you see individuals growing their sailing skills and the whole crew transforming into a team."

Chris enjoys hiking, running and cycling and has completed an epic 3631km, 48 day ride from Townsville to Melbourne in Australia. His love for the sea extends beyond being on it but also in it as a professional dive master, with more than 120 dives to his name so far.