Chris Atkins has team raced for over 45 years, winning the UK Team Racing National Championships 3 times and the Wilson Trophy twice. He coached Team GBR to gold at the first ISAF World Team Racing Championships and has twice been chief umpire at the World Championships. He was Chairman of Selectors for the GBR Olympic sailing team for Beijing and London. He is an International Umpire and Judge, and World Sailing Umpire Instructor.
Today Chris coaches and umpires team racing, running coaching sessions for the Optimist Class throughout the world. He has also served as Vice President of World Sailing.