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7.  Wild Spirit

Yacht Name:            Lightning Reflex

Length:                    38'

Yacht Type:             Reflex 38

IRC Rating:              1.043

Hull Colour:            White

Draught:                 2.3m

Sail No:                   GBR 7380R

Port of Origin:         Cowes

Tilman Trophy:       No

Paul Jackson -  Skipper

Occupation: Retired

Age: 70

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Paul is back for his 7th race.  At 70 he has been round the block a few times and has one claim to fame which is to have been rendered unconcious by a wooden leg.
Wild Spirit "A unique blend of Age, Experience and Immaturity" and that is just the skipper.

Richard Hudson -  Sailor


Age: 60

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Aging creaking dinghy sailor seeking new home in yacht racing.  Married a long time. Father of one. Serious grey hair.

Paul Gardner -  Sailor

Occupation: Commercial Manager, Adjudicator & Company Director 

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Husband and father of three - he is a keen dinghy racer, boat bimbler, cyclist, snowboarder and occasional trail runner.

He has competed in a few adventure races in the past, but says this is the big one. He does love to race.

Darren Parker - Runner

Occupation: Retired physicist and physics teacher

Age: 57

Gender: Male

Nationality: British


Father of 2 adult girls. Fell runner, long-distance plodder, mountain marathoner, occasional alpinist and skier. In between bouts of activity, I spend an abnormally large amount of time planning routes and manipulating spreadsheets.

Steve Snow - Runner

Occupation: Retired physicist  

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Nationality: British


One time keen alpinist, occasional runner, not really a sailor but I did crew on a trip to St Kilda so at least I'm fairly sure that I wont get sea sick.

Retired, father of 3, the last just about to leave home, so I now have the time to do stuff like this. 

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