Tactician/Sailing Team Manager

Chris Draper

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Age 39, Chris Draper is the Tactician for SoftBank Team Japan competing in his 2nd America's Cup.  He won two America's Cup World Series events in Newport and Naples in 2012 as well as finishing runner-up at San Francisco and Venice that same year.  He was also the first British sailor to helm a boat in the Louis Vuitton Finals.  He won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.  In 2009 he finished first place in the Extreme Sailing Series and has won two 49er World Championships and three European Championships.