YACHT NAME : Excellence II of Dart
Yacht Type: Bermudan Sloop
Hull Colour: Navy Blue
Sail No.: GBR 5758
Country of Origin: UK
Tilman Trophy: Yes
Family Team: No
Peter Coxon – Skipper
Occupation: Consultant Psychologist
Yachtmaster, 3 Atlantic crossings as skipper
Sailing from 7 years of age
A Swallow rather than an Amazon
Experiencing northern waters as a change from The Med and
Caribbean – might need to buy new thermals?
Neil Harper - Crew/Runner
Occupation: Marketing Director - Electronics & Lighting Company
10000 miles as crew and watch leader in North Atlantic and Med.
25 years as skipper of round the cans racers in Plymouth- we even win sometimes if we get to the start on time!
Mike Travers – Crew/Runner
Occupation: Experiential Marketing Consultant
Grew up in the village of Dittisham (though originally an Islander from Guernsey),
on the edge of the River Dart where I developed a love of messing around on the
water - I joining this adventure in memory of two great sailors of the Dart : Geoff
Dormer who inspired me to venture onto the water and Fraser Hawkins who
introduced me to voyaging on the open sea and with whom I enjoyed many years
Henry Salmon – Crew/Runner
Took up sailing last year.
More experienced and alive running on the hills of South Dartmoor.
Rupert Kempley - Crew/Runner
Innumerable : OMMs Kimms Lamms Fellsmans Manx MM Ultramarathons etc
Most recently 8th in the Trail Events Brecons Ultra
"They say ‘To travel hopefully is better than to arrive’. Us older ones are looking forward to arriving and then resting hopefully whilst we await the return of our runners!"