3.  Roaring Forties

Yacht Name :            North Star

Length:                     40.7 feet /11.95

Yacht Type:               Beneteau First 40.7

IRC Rating:               1.045

Hull Colour:              White

Draught:                   8 feet / 2.4m

Sail No:                     GBR 9368 T

Port of Origin:           Conwy

Tilman Trophy:         Yes

Cris Miles – Skipper

Occupation: Sailing Instructor

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Dinghy racing in Enterprises, 470's, Fireballs and Contenders amongst many others. Keelboat racing in J24's and Dragons as well as Offshore racing mainly with ISORA but also competed in the Scottish Islands Peaks Race having won it twice.

Robert Whitmore-Jones - Crew

Occupation: Consultant

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

I have a life long love of sailing and boats, inspired by my parents. In my second decade I raced Lasers, at club level and a couple of national events. I have also instructed dinghy sailing in this country in Chichester Harbour, Spain and the USA. In my third decade I owned a small classic yacht, but spent more time maintaining than sailing...! In recent years sailing has been a rare pleasure on the boats of friends and family. Running is an interest I'm yet to develop, but I hope the combination of an active job and some runs will help stand me in good stead for this event that marks our fourth decade!

Edward Griffiths - Runner

Occupation: Lead Consultant

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Nationality: Welsh

Running has been an important part of my life since representing schools in athletics teams. This love has continued throughout my 20s ,30s and now 40s! (Gulp) Anything from Park runs, fell runs to full marathons. My sailing experience is very limited! But having grown up by the sea, with fanatical sailing friends, I was always a willing crew on various dinghies and yachts. And somewhere in the loft is my RYA Level 1...!

Jez Robinson - Crew

Occupation: Senior Manager

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

I have been sailing (and running) since I was a child and started on dinghies and cross-country running but became serious when I joined the Army aged 16. I quickly gained experience in big boats, gaining my RYA Coastal Skipper aged 20 and Offshore Yachtmaster by 26. I have regularly participated and skippered in races, notably the Fastnet three times. Running wise I have continued to run throughout my Army career, and while never the most competitive still maintain a good pace for a 40 year old!

James Hayward - Runner

Occupation: Manager

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

I am an RYA Sailing Instructor and have raced on big boats across the world. I am also a keen runner having completed numerous races including Ultras and Ironmans. The 3 Peaks Yacht Race brings both these passion together and it has been a lifelong ambition to compete (complete!).

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