7. Wild Spirit
Yacht Name: Lightning Reflex
Yacht Type: Reflex 38
IRC Rating: 1.043
Hull Colour: White
Sail No: GBR 7380R
Port of Origin: Cowes
Tilman Trophy: No
Paul Jackson - Skipper
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
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
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
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
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.