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One

(CHN)

The first Chinese-flagged team to take part in a full season will compete with match racing champion and rising star Taylor Canfield at the helm. Canfield will be joined by a full crew of experienced sailors, including Shane Diviney, the only Irish sailor competing in this year’s Series. The Chinese-flagged team is a new franchise created by the sailors behind the successful US One team and aims to achieve international success while looking to develop sailing in China through education and world-class events.

The team will be officially launched at Act 2, Qingdao.

Taylor Canfield

Taylor Canfield

ISV

Skipper/Helm

2013 World Match Racing Champion and rising star Taylor Canfield helms the first Chinese flagged team to compete in a full season. Canfield was also M32 Series Champion in 2015 and Etchell World Champion.

Chris Steele

Chris Steele

NZL

Tactician/Bowman

Auckland born sailor Chris Steele makes his debut in the Series on board the Chinese-flagged team. Previously ranked 8th in the world in match racing as well as being Optimist and Splash world champion, Steele was awarded New Zealand’s Young Sailor of the Year in 2007 and was New Zealand’s National Match Racing Champion in 2015.

Hayden Goodrick

Hayden Goodrick

NZL

Mainsail Trimmer

Goodrick joins the Chinese-flagged team for his first time competing in the Series. The 2013 World Match Racing Champion, M32 Series Champion and Youth World Match Racing Champion brings with him a wealth of experience. Goodrick is one of New Zealand’s youngest America’s Cup sailors and is bowman and a founding partner of US One Sailing Team.

Shane Diviney

Shane Diviney

IRL

Headsail Trimmer

Dublin born sailor, Shane Diviney, joins the Chinese-flagged team for his Extreme Sailing Series debut. Experienced match racer Diviney got first in class in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and also races as a regular and integral part of New Zealand’s 36 Below Team.

Luke Payne

Luke Payne

AUS

Floater

Payne previously sailed in the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series on board wildcard team, 33 South Racing, who competed in Act 8, Sydney. Payne, an experienced match racer, has competed in the M32 series and won a silver medal at the highly competitive 505 World championship.

Liu Xue (Black)

Liu Xue (Black)

CHN

Floater

The team will be joined by Liu Xue (or Black, as he is also known), who competes for the team for the first time in his hometown, Qingdao. Black raced onboard Dongfeng Race Team, the Chinese team that finished third in the last edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. Black has previously competed in the Series in 2013 and 2014.

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