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                                                       10.  First Edition


YACHT NAME :       Ruddy Duck

Length:                  9.83m

Yacht Type:            Beneteau First 32s5

IRC Rating:             0.948

Hull Colour:           White

Draught:                1.83m

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

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Yachtsman and yacht racer from childhood, extensive racing experience based around the Clyde.

Ian Wolter

Occupation: Artist

Age:  50

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Ocean Yachtmaster qualified, part of team Save the Children on BT Global Challenge 1996-7

Paul Waddington

Occupation: Copywriter

Age: 53

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

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

William Day

Occupation: Civil Servant

Age: 49

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Numerous fell and road races including 3 Peaks of Yorkshire fell Race, 9 Edges, Grindleford Gallop, Totley Exterminator etc

Also: Welsh & English 3000s

Richard Mason

Occupation: Film Maker

Age: 53

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Day Skipper qualified, extensive crewing experience in the Solent and southern English waters.

First Edition - Three Peaks Yacht Race 2017
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