Charlie Carter

Growing up in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Charlie Carter decided to combine is Masters degree in Engineering Science with his love for playing around with boats. His career began using his broad engineering knowledge, practical skills and yacht racing experience on high-profile custom racing yacht builds, refits and race campaigns, on the tools as shore crew and in the design office. Progressing to project management of Figaro, IMOCA, and Multihulls amongst others, he then diversified into the commercial world, gaining a diploma in sponsorship marketing and with the Extreme Sailing Series, gaining professional event and one design class management experience along the way. After many projects across the globe, back in Cowes, Charlie manages Spinlock’s ‘Control’ range of deck hardware and the new ‘Sense’ range in the sector of data collection and analysis, identifying market needs and steering product development.