5. The Dougie Dalzell Memorial Trust
Yacht Name: Sanderling
Length: 36 feet /11.4m
Yacht Type: Bavaria 36
IRC Rating: 0.964
Hull Colour: White
Draught: 6.4 feet / 1.95m
Sail No: B36
Port of Origin: Royal Dee
Tilman Trophy: No
Sanderling's crew will be made up of three sailors, Robert Morris, Christopher Morris and Toby Thomas and two runners Daniel Ayers and Ben Zeman.
My father competed a few years ago alongside my uncle and I thought the three peaks seemed like a fantastic event. My cousin Toby and I are now lucky enough to follow their lead and Dad has agreed to help us get round the course.
The Dougie Dalzell Memorial Trust is a foundation set up in memory of a cousin of ours, who was killed fighting in Afghanistan a number of years ago. Its aim is to support the soldiers and their families who are injured or killed in the line of duty.
You can support the team's fundraising at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ddmt3peaks
Robert Morris - Skipper
Occupation: Yacht Builder
I have been lucky enough to sail for most of my life and even enjoy most of it. I now reside in Southampton and work for Discovery Yachts, building bluewater cruising yachts. I'm looking forward to enjoying the Welsh and Scottish coastline and improving my night sailing. I object to running on principal, so it looks like Toby will have to be our backup runner.
Christopher (Tiffer) Morris - Crew
Occupation: Technical Director of a renewable energy Company
I took part in the race about 12 Years ago, I seem to remember enjoying it, undoubtedly one of the most challenging and enjoyable events I have taken part in. Strange how the mind papers over the bad bits! I do remember it being exhausting not sure how it will be now I’m 12 years older. I am looking forward to sailing with my Son, Nephew and two of their friends. I will not be running up any hills.
Toby Thomas - Crew
Occupation: Student (Biomedical Engineering)
I have been sailing all my life, beginning with optimists and RS Fevas and them moving on to racing 29ers. Whenever I wasn't sailing, I would be rowing and ended up representing Wales and Great Britain.
Since then, I moved to London for university and have been transitioning into larger keel boats. Most recently I have been racing Farr 40s on the south coast and in Ireland
Daniel Ayers - Runner
Formerly a casual cross-country jogger, and more recently a feeble London-based library and coffee-shop dweller, Daniel is excited for this gentle foray into fell running.
Ben Zeman - Runner
Ben has extensive experience in suffering on land and is seeking to extend his experience to suffering in the maritime environment. He enjoys trail marathons, swim runs and mountaineering.
Team Comment; "Sail fast!"