Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Date of birth:
06 April 1994
Star sign:
Place of Birth:
Wexham, Buckinghamshire
Current Hometown:
Stoke Poges
Race class:

First boat sailed and where?

Optimist – Wraysbury Lake

Who inspired you to start sailing?


Biggest influence in your career to date?

Jonathan Lewis – Feva Coach

Your worst moment in sailing?

Missing out on optimist team selection because of the wind doing a 180!

Your best moment in sailing?

Winning Feva worlds in 2008

Best sailing venue in the UK?


Best sailing venue in the World?

Tavira - Portugal

Most annoying rule in the sailing rule book?


What do you most love about sailing?

Being out on the water away from everything else

What has sailing taught you?

That there are many things you can’t control so just focus on what you can control and the rest will fall into place

Most memorable sailing race you have competed in and why?

420s at Pwllheli in 30 knots managing to get both foils out the water upwind and my crew ending up in the back of the boat

Career highlight?

Winning Feva Worlds in 2008/Winning J111 worlds in 2014

If you weren’t a sailor what else would you be?


How do you progress from a club sailor to an Olympic class sailor?

Lots of time and hard work both on sailing but also balancing school/uni alongside. And a lot of time spent travelling around!

What made you decide to become a full time sailor?

Love of the sport and realizing that I had the potential to represent GB at an Olympic level

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing?

Not yet

Most expensive sailing accident?

Not technically sailing but had a boat written off when travelling home from an event when it was hit by a lorry

Any heroes?

Not particularly

What football club do you support?


Worst habit?

Putting things off and saying ill do them later

What’s your greatest fear or phobia?


Best Advice?

In all aspects of life and sport there will be things that knock you back but use these to help you move further forwards

How do you spend your time when you are not sailing?

Lots of time in the gym or cycling, and currently uni work

What would you love to do but never have the time or money for it?

Go travelling

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals?


If you had a theme song what would it be?

Not very good with knowing songs

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley?

Fruit juice, tomatoes, pasta

What was the last book you read?

Jack Reacher

Dream holiday?

Spend time heliskiing in Canada

Favorite quote:

It aint over til its over

Date Event Class Position
Apr 17 Trofeo Princesa Sofía 49er 21
Apr 16 Sailing World Cup Hyeres 49er 37
Apr 16 49er & 49erFX European Championship 49er 49
Mar 16 Trofeo Princesa Sofía 49er 53
Feb 16 49er & 49erFX World Championship 49er 40
Jan 16 Sailing World Cup Miami 49er 34
Jul 15 49er European Championship 49er 52
Apr 15 Princess Sofia Trophy 49er 46

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