Chris Sanders – (2008 – 2009)
Chris Sanders of Newport, Rhode Island, has carried his love of sailing vessels from a very young age. Living along the east coast his entire life, Sanders comes from a family of craftsmen. His grandfather was an accomplished carpenter, and many of his tools are used by Sanders today.
After his one-year apprenticeship, Sanders enrolled at IYRS in September 2009, where he continues today in his second year. He is pursuing a degree in proficiency and yacht restoration construction. Sanders expects to graduate from the school in June, 2011.