A high-performance sailor, with 28 years of racing experience under his belt, and an impressive 95 per cent podium success rate from hundreds of races, Chris Brooks brings a very competitive edge to his role as Clipper Race Skipper.

Having already taught and coached thousands of people in sailing, Chris is a firm believer that with the right amount of effort and application, people can achieve anything. He enjoys watching his crew grow in confidence, skill and ability.

Sailing is a family affair for Chris, whose uncle taught him to sail at the age of seven. His uncle had learnt to sail with Chris’ cousin who went on to win gold in the Paralympics. Chris notes one of his career highlights to date as a solo circumnavigation of the UK on a F18 catamaran.