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WHO WE ARE: CHRISTIAN KOULES

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Tell us about yourself.

I am a rising senior at the University of South Florida. I am an active member of the schools sailing team, which consistently ranks in the top 20 programs in the country. I prefer racing on one design sport boats like the J70 or RS21, but I primarily race 420’s and FJ’s during the school year. I also actively race PHRF and other long distance racing. I recently raced from Saint Petersburg, Florida to Havana, Cuba on a J112e. This summer I am looking forward to the Chicago Mackinac race, it will be my fifth Mac race.

How long have you been sailing and/or involved in the marine world?

A long time, as far back as I can remember, but I really started actively racing when I was seven or eight.

What are you most looking forward to about working at North Sails?

Expanding my knowledge about sail shaping, design, costumer service and developing customer relations.

What’s your favourite part about Summer?

Sailing.

What’s your earliest memory of being on the water?

Driving my fathers thirteen foot Whaler Super Sport. I was maybe three years old.

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