Mercian Regiment

Length: 11.1m

Yacht Type: J111

Hull Colour: White

Draught: 2.1m

Sail No: GBR 8191R

Country of Origin: UK

Tilman Trophy:

Family Team: No

Andrew Nickolas Hadfield (Andy)

Occupation:  Army officer

Age: 47

Gender:  Male

Nationality:  British

 

Yachtmaster (Offshore) with approximately 5000 sea miles.  Sailed primarily in UK on west and south coast, including the Inner Hebrides, but have also sailed in S China Sea from Hong Kong and in the Baltic (non-tidal).

 

Have competed twice as skipper in the Scottish Islands Peaks Race.  Has yacht, dinghy and keelboat experience, racing and cruising.

 

Andrew Paul Williams (Andrew) - Crew/Runner

Occupation: Army officer

Age. 53

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

 

Running:  Over 30 years of Mountain Marathon experience in UK and NI, fell running in UK and France.  Several category wins at KIMM and OMM.  Others include SLMM, MM, LAMM.  Three SIPRs – including Inter-Services Winner 2014.

 

Sailing:  RYA Day Skipper.  Three SIPRs – including Inter-Services Winner 2014.  Several hundred miles sailing Western Isles.  Crewed cross channel and Irish Sea several times.  Yacht and dinghy experience (racing/cruising).

 

Andrew Ryan (Andy) - Crew/Runner

Occupation: Army Officer

Age: 31

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

 

Running:  Over 30 years of Mountain Marathon experience in UK and NI, fell running in UK and France.  Several category wins at KIMM and OMM.  Others include SLMM, MM, LAMM.  Three SIPRs – including Inter-Services Winner 2014.

 

Sailing:  RYA Day Skipper.  Three SIPRs – including Inter-Services Winner 2014.  Several hundred miles sailing Western Isles.  Crewed cross channel and Irish Sea several times.  Yacht and dinghy experience (racing/cruising).

 

Richard Adrian James Hoy (Richard)

Occupation:  Army Officer

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

 

Sailing:  RYA Coastal Skipper with approx 9000 miles exp (cruising and sailing) incl: 2 Atlantic Crossings (North and South), sailing in the Med and on the south coast, incl Channel Crossings, Around the Island Race and Cowes Week.

 

Running:  Over 20 years of mountain experience on long distance walks and runs in UK and abroad (Alps, Pyrenees, Morocco, Cyprus, Corsica) . Completed several long distance races incl: Marathon des Sables, OMM, several cross country marathons and the West Highland Way.

 

Matthew Dean (Matt)

Occupation: Soldier

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

 

Multiple cross country ultramarathons (The Evesham Ultra, The Sandstone Trail Race, Northants Shires and Spires Ultra), Military endurance events.

 

Raising money for the Mercian Regimental Charity – to help wounded and needy soldiers and their families.  Annual expenditure c£40k.  www.justgiving.com/MercianThreePeaksYacht

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