Chris Smith


Usual position on board

Trimmer / Floater

Member of TVS since when


Day Job

Boat Builder

Short version of sailing history

Started sailing at Wakatere at age 6. Small dinghy’s, 470 and so on. Keel boat sailing at 15 and haven’t stopped. So far done ~120,000nm doing offshore deliveries, offshore races, expedition skipper. Enjoy windsurfing and Blokarting.

Unique Quality

Having done so many ocean miles Chris has come across most things that can go wrong and has fixed them. An asset onboard and ashore with the multitude of head scratches that come up with running these high performance yachts. A well rounded yachtsman Chris does well with any position onboard.