Chris Poole, from Westport, CT started sailing at the age of ten years old in an Optimist out of Portland Yacht Club in Falmouth, Maine. Today, he ranks among the top match racers in the world.
Having grown up on small boats along the coast of Maine, Chris diversified his skills at Maine Maritime Academy where he started honing his match racing skills. In the summer of 2011, he interned at the Chicago Match Race Center and finished 2nd in his first ever match race.
Chris accelerated his climb to the top of the international match race rankings over the past years, training in Oyster Bay, NY and traveling the world, competing against the best in the sport.
In 2021, Chris finished 2nd overall on the World Match Racing Tour leader board. He finished 4th at the Congressional Cup and won the Thompson Cup, the Oakcliff International, International Bedannes Vikings Cup, and came third at the US Match Racing Championship, held in Long Beach. Chris returns to Long Beach for his 7th time, looking to secure a place on the podium.
7th Ficker Cup ’13
5th Ficker Cup ’15
3rd Ficker Cup ’18
12th Congressional Cup ’14
6th Congressional Cup ’19
6th Polish Match Tour ‘21, Szczecin, POL
5th Bermuda Gold Cup (WMRT Event), Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, BER
2nd Oakcliff International Oyster Bay, USA