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Gertha  4

YACHT NAME :      Gertha 4

Length:                 11m

Yacht Type:           Hanse 370

Hull Colour:           Grey

Draught:                1.9m

Sail No.:                 1410L

Country of Origin:  UK

Tilman Trophy:       No

Family Team:          No

Gertha  4 Three Peaks Yacht Race 2016
Valeria Sesto-Cosby - Three Peaks Yacht Race 2016

Simon Ridley – Skipper

Occupation: Plumber

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Nationality: British


Sailing for 50y+

2 X Atlantic circuit second in the ARC


30,000 miles sailing offshore with a range of crews

Extensive experience of sailing in northern hemisphere -Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic trips


Joff McGill - Crew/Runner

Occupation:  Charity Worker

Age: 47

Gender:  Male

Nationality:  British


South China Sea Race 1989

London Marathon x3

Lots of dinghy sailing and some family cruising


Valeria Sesto-Cosby – Crew/Runner


Age: 43

Gender: Female

Nationality: Argentinian


Oppies, cadets, Europe, 29ers, as well as raced keelboats , including quarter tons and Farr40s in international regattas. Raced BT Global Challenge from New Zealand through the Southern Ocean all the way round back to Southampton as well as few other off shore trips.


Running experience : experienced marathon runner,  winner of Kona, Hawaii, 3rd Leicester, 5th Valencia, 3rd Buenos Aires, 3rd in cat London Marathon 2015. National Ultra Champion 14/15, representing GB in World Champs twice in Qatar; placing 7th. Many times winner Cross Country Leagues, new Forest Half Marathon, few others 10ks and recently winner of New Forest 50k.


Clive Cosby – Crew/Runner

Occupation: Solar Industry Contract Manager

Age:  40

Gender:  Male

Nationality:  British


Sailing – Skipper Global Challenge Yacht Race 2004/5 over 100,000nm sailing, racing and expedition experience from the Arctic to 60s including many remote locations and islands across the Atlantic and Pacific.


Running – many half marathons and 10ks, training hard for this one if needed.

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