CHRIS STEELE, and 36 Below Racing, returns this year to shake things up in his fourth Congressional Cup appearance.
Chris is a talented young Kiwi skipper, a product of the powerhouse Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron training program. He has been match racing in earnest since 2011.
Since Congressional cup last year, Steele continued on with the World Match Racing Tour and a few Extreme Sailing Series events.
A testament to his talent is that he achieved a personal best in the open ISAF rankings of 5th, and again finished the year as he did in 2016 with a 4th place overall at the WMRT World Champs in China.
Chris Steele was very grateful to receive an invitation to participate in his favorite event of the year: The Congressional Cup. The hospitality in long beach being like no other around the world, it's Chris’ home away from home.
“It truly is humbling to be a part of such an awesome week both on and off the water” says Steele.