It’s the latest in a long line of successes for the 15-year-old, who moves to UK this September to study for his A levels at Royal Hospital School where he has secured a sailing scholarship.
Christopher, who was only five when he took his first sailing lesson at the RVYC and eight when he won his first race, is having a very busy year. As a member of the 2021-22 RYA Laser Radial Youth Performance team, he trained with his teammates at Weymouth in the UK before travelling onto Abu Dhabi for the 2022 Asian Sailing Championships where he competed for the first time in the ILCA 7.
Last month he returned to the UK for the Youth Nationals, followed in July by four back-to-back ILCA 6 events - Youth Europeans in Thessalonica, Greece, Youth Worlds in Hague, The Netherlands, UK Nationals at Hayling Island, and then the Youth Worlds in Texas, USA.
August will see the Thai-English teenager back to training, including two weeks in Gran Canaria sailing with Tamas Eszes, Sailing Academy.
The future certainly looks bright for Christopher. His father Stephen says the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand has developed an Olympic program for the youngster for the 2028 Olympics, but he will try for Paris Olympics in 2024.
An avid sailor who competes or trains every weekend and all school holidays, Stephen is a regular at his home base of the RVYC where he is supported by his father, mother Kittiwara, and younger brother William, another up and coming sailor.