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CHINA One

(CHN)

The first Chinese-flagged team to take part in a full season, CHINA One will compete with match racing champion and rising star Taylor Canfield at the helm. CHINA One is a new franchise created by the sailors behind the successful US One team, which aims to achieve international success while looking to develop sailing in China through education and world-class events.

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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.

Garth Ellingham

Garth Ellingham

NZL

Headsail Trimmer

The third New Zealander to join the team is Garth Ellingham, who took bronze in the World Match Racing Tour in 2012 and 2013. Ellingham raced for China Team in 2011 for the Qingdao leg of the Stadium Racing tour, ChinaSpirit in 2013 and Gazprom Team Russia for the latter part of the 2014 Series and the full 2015 Series. He returns as headsail trimmer for CHINA One.

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.

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