10. First Edition
YACHT NAME : Ruddy Duck
Yacht Type: Beneteau First 32s5
IRC Rating: 0.948
Hull Colour: White
Sail No.: 3255C
Country of Origin: UK
Tilman Trophy: No
Family Team: No
With a skipper/crew who have respectively sailed round the Scottish islands, the world and the Solent, and an uncle-and-nephew running team who love the mountains, Team First Edition is an eclectic mix of adventurers looking forward to taking on this legendary event for the first time.
Ian Laird – Skipper
Occupation: Managing Director
Yachtsman and yacht racer from childhood, extensive racing experience based around the Clyde.
Ocean Yachtmaster qualified, part of team Save the Children on BT Global Challenge 1996-7
Running/hillwalking: Qualified UK mountain leader, led Welsh 3000s/English 3000s expeditions (2014/2015); 5th in UK 3 Peaks Challenge 2002 (Team Peak Performance),
Sailing: Lifelong dinghy sailor, RYA Day Skipper qualified
Occupation: Civil Servant
Numerous fell and road races including 3 Peaks of Yorkshire fell Race, 9 Edges, Grindleford Gallop, Totley Exterminator etc
Also: Welsh & English 3000s
Occupation: Film Maker
Day Skipper qualified, extensive crewing experience in the Solent and southern English waters.