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Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson (AUS)

Age: 

49

Nationality: 

Australia

Qualifications:

Electrician

Roles and responsibilities:

Watch captain

Volvo Ocean Race participation: 

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

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

Bio:

Chris Nicholson is one of Australia’s most prodigious yachtsmen. He has seven dinghy world championship titles to his name – three in the 505 and four in the Olympic 49er, 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 five times previously.

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