Christopher gave a fascinating description of his trans-Atlantic sail on an Open 60 -- a flat-out ocean racer with nothing in the line of creature comforts. Nevertheless, doing so was fulfilling a dream.
Watch the videos of Christopher's presentation and of the Open 60 below.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER HOPE
In 1957 Christopher Hope learned to sail keel boats at Kiel in Germany while serving as a sapper with the engineers in the British Army of the Rhine.
He arrived in Canada in 1964 and has been a member of the RCYC for over 50 years. In the 1960’s Chris crewed on Sharks, & larger boats. He is currently involved with Tuesday & Thursday night race management.
Chris is a competitive KONA wind surfer. Of a summer evening you would see him surfing off the Toronto Windsurfing Club, where he is a member.
With his late wife Mary, Chris chartered over nine times in 34 – 45’ mono hull sloops, mostly Beneteaus and Jeanneaus. These adventures took them to the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Australia, and New Zealand. Their first bare boat sailing trip was to the British Virgin Islands in 1978.
Chris was certified as a Scuba diver in 1992. He is a high altitude mountain hiker, a white water wilderness canoist, a snow boarder and as of last October, a blue water sailor.
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