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15.  Wandering Glider

Yacht Name:             Wandering Glider

Length:                    30.1 feet / 9.2m

Yacht Type:              Dragonfly 920 Trimaran

MOCRA Rating:        1.248

Hull Colour:             White

Draught:                  5.1 ft / 1.5m

Sail No:                    GBR 160M

Port of Origin:          Holyhead

Tilman Trophy:        Maybe

Michael Thorneloe – Skipper

Occupation: Retired

Age: 78

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

RYA Coastal Skipper, International Certificate, 30 years skippering own boats. Have sailed multihulls on the Irish Sea for over thirty years. I know the Swellies quite well but only at slack water! Have not been into any of the race ports but will do my homework with Keith Mander's excellent Advice Manual. With my nephew, John Donnelly, have entered the Scottish Islands Peaks Race five times and finished twice. Our retirements were due to no wind once and runner exhaustion twice. Wandering Glider is new to us because my previous trimaran was smashed up in Holyhead Marina by storm Emma last February.

Dan Withers - Runner

Occupation: Software Engineer

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Qualified Mountain Leader
Various trail/fell marathons and AL races 

2x OMM
Crewed on SIPR previously
Summited each hill multiple times (mixture of running/walking/climbing)

Philip Spicer - Crew

Occupation: Company Director (Renewables)

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Yachtmaster (commercial endorsement expired), 5 years commercial skippering (solent based), GB Youth Squad 420 Dinghy, Bear of Britain Academy, TP52 Med Cup Series, 5 years Regular Solent racing (Yachts from 25-52ft), Fastnet 2007 incl qualification,

John Donnelly - Crew

Occupation: IT

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Various trail/fell marathons and AL races
3x OMM
Helm on SIPR at least 5 times.
Multiple trips across the Irish Sea and around the Western Isles in multihulls and mono-hulls.
Lots of dinghy racing B14s & Fireballs mostly.

Mike Ridley - Runner

Occupation: Renewable Energy

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

4 OMM (2 Completed)
SIPR Runner

Team Comment; An experienced family + friends team in a new boat.

Wandering Glider entered in the 2019 Three Peaks Yacht Race
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