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3. Kestrel

Yacht Name:            Kestrel

Length:                    34

Yacht Type:             Sunfast 3300

IRC Rating:              

Hull Colour:            

Draught:                 I.95m

Sail No:                   GBR6779R

Port of Origin:         Hamble

Tilman Trophy:       No

Simon Bamford -  Skipper


Age: 62

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Sailing experience includes several years skipper of a fully-crewed boat in RORC/JOG offshore races and 6 years helming a class racing J111 inshore in the Solent. This is his second season 2-handed offshore racing RORC/JOG in a Sun Fast 3300. As well as the 3 Peaks race, his season will include 2-handed RORC and the Fastnet race.

Simon is a RYA Yachtmaster qualified and will complete the RYA First Aid, RYA Basic Sea Survival and RYA/World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival courses before the start of the 3 Peaks race.

Robert Mills -  Sailor


Age: 28

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Sailing experience includes racing inshore and offshore on Arcona 410, J/111, Sunfast 3300, XOD, RS200, Firefly, 49er since 2014.

All positions including tactics, helm, trimming, bow.

Fastnet 2017, J/111 Worlds 2019.

Day Skipper qualification and First Aid trained.


Robert has run a few half marathons including Coastal Trail Series routes, currently training for triathlons up to Half Ironman distance

Douglas Wilkie: Runner


Age: 29

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

RYA Dayskipper, Royal Navy Marine Engineer, Powerboat Level 2, Marathon and Trail Runner

Oscar Hardy: Runner


Age: 30

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Lover of fair-weather sailing in the Caribbean, but yet to experience sailing in other conditions.

Oscar is a marathon runner, having completed London several times, and enjoys hiking in the mountains of Wales, England and Scotland. Hopefully this race will bring those two pastimes together successfully.

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