Date of Birth: 10th October 1998 (19)
Lives In: Hamble, UK
Who is he?
Charlie has been surrounded by boats from a early age, and fell in love with yacht racing as a young teenager. Since then he has excelled in performance sailing, although he is only 19, he has two Rolex Fastnets, and a Transatlantic race under his belt. Ellis has competed in numerous RORC Offshore Series, Fast 40+ Events, and is currently gearing up for the arduous Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race.
Something you didn’t know!
Charlie’s middle name is Jupiter… When he is not sailing, he can usually be found: in the gym, paddle boarding, or playing with his dog!
What he said:
For me sailing is such an exciting and engaging sport; to perform at your best as a crew it requires you to give 100%, focus, communication and energy. Offshore racing challenges you to become the best possible version of yourself, you it will always find new ways to test yourself! One thing that I have learnt is to expect the unexpected.
What does the team mean to you?
We are embarking on an incredible journey, and it is going to be a rollercoaster of emotions. For me the team is more than just a group of sailors, they are some of my closest friends. These are the guys who will support you through everything, the people you can bounce ideas off of, and the mates that you can share a beer with at the end of the day.
Everyone within the team shares the same values, we all love race hard, and we always look out for each other. Creating a team that can excel and grow from one another is a huge achievement, and it takes a lot of time to get it right; however we are moving in the right direction.
Although we have some incredibly talented sailors on the team, we are still relatively inexperienced. For sure we are going to make a lot of mistakes, however it is how we develop and learn from them that will see us progress. Everyday is a school day on the water, and everyone has their own knowledge and unique experiences that they bring to the team.
Favourite Quote: “We don’t have to be the best, but we do it together” David Witt