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British Chris Stanmore-Major enters the GSC on former Vendée Globe Open 60

Chris Stanmore-Major is certainly one of the most experience skippers to join the Global Solo Challenge to date. Several other competitors can boast a previous circumnavigation but he probably has clocked the most miles at sea.

Chris skippered Quindao in the 2009/2010 Clipper Round the World Race. The following year Chris took part in the Velux 5 Oceans on one the most proven Eco 60s yachts there were around for the 2010/2011 edition.

After growing up in Pignton on the English Riviera at the age of 18 he became a tall ship rigger ofr the Hong Kong Outward Bound School then starting his career as a professional sailor competing in every major race in Hong Kong where he was living.

He captained a boat for the Hong Kong team in the 2008 Commodore’s Cup in Cowes and also worked with the Chinese team on their America’s Cup yacht ‘Longtze’ while working as the Technical Director of Asia Yacht Services in Hong Kong.

Now based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, father of a baby boy, Chris he’s really excited about his entry in the GSC which will give him the opportunity to attempt his first solo and non-stop circumnavigation.

About the Boat

Boat name: Falcon

Project: Finot Conq Open 60

Sail number: TBA

Year: 1999

LOA: 60ft

Displacement: 9,500 kgs

Upwind sail area: 340m2

Downwind sail area: 600m2

Source : Global Solo Challenge

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