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Chris Draper: Reporter's profile
Two-time World Champion Chris Draper is campaigning for Olympic selection in the 49er Skiff boat class with his sailing partner Peter Greenhalgh. Draper, 33, of Corfe Mullen, Dorset, came third at the Athen’s Olympics with his former sailing partner Simon Hiscocks of Portland, but they narrowly missed out on British selection for last summer’s Beijing Games. Now Draper has ‘regained his mojo for the sport' to launch a fresh campaign with Greenhalgh, 33, one of the British pioneers in the 49er when it was first introduced as an Olympic class. The 49er is one of the most exhilarating of all of the Olympic Classes, providing exciting racing over short courses. With a huge sail area - consisting of mainsail, jib and asymmetric spinnaker, twin trapezes and an ultra light hull it can reach up to 30 knots in speed. The boat requires the crew to have a high level of agility and athleticism as they must make rapid, and often acrobatic, movements The duo aim to combine their expertise and experience ahead of the home Games. Follow their progress here.
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