6. Whisky Galore
Yacht Name: Whisky Galore of Little Todday
Yacht Type: Nicholson 35 (Bermuda Sloop)
IRC Rating: TBC
Hull Colour: Dark Blue
Sail No: GBR3556
Port of Origin: Beaumaris
Tilman Trophy: TBC
Fourth time lucky?
Dr. Charles Clarke – Skipper
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. Dinghies since the 1950s. Offshore for > 20 years.
Member of the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club, Beaumaris.
Has raced 3x before and aims to be as competitive as possible.
James Nicholson – First Mate/Joint Skipper (Spare Runner)
Occupation: Final Year Medical Student
I've wanted to do the 3 Peaks Race for as long as I can remember - probably as a teenager when, as a sailor and an orienteer, I realised it was one of the few races that combined these two activities! The race has a legendary reputation in ancient sailing folklore!
I grew up in Devon, racing dinghies at first and then moving into cruiser racing at my local club through my teenage years. I have since completed Senior Dinghy Instructor and Coastal Skipper training and sailed yachts in the West Country, Solent, the West Coast of Scotland and the Mediterranean. I have just finished university in Leeds. This was where I met fellow team-member James Allison, though our term-time sailing was mostly limited to reservoirs with some keelboat racing on the NE coast. My exodus north continues as I will be moving to Edinburgh to start work in late July. This will be my first race onboard Whisky Galore.
I am also an active fell runner, predominantly in the Lakes and Yorkshire. I had planned to run the (sadly cancelled) Scottish Island Peaks Race in 2020 and 2021 on eXeHibitionist, a Devon-based Xc35, which we ambitiously delivered from Devon to Oban in August 2020! For the 3 Peaks, I'll be the backup runner for our team - all going well I'll stay in my wellies and leave the fell shoes below deck!
James Allison - Crew
Sailed dinghies 10+ years including a lot on the University circuit. Big boat experience in the med and channel crossings. Recently completed my Yachtmaster theory over lockdown.
I was asked to race by James, and we aim to complete it and hope to be vaguely competitive.
Graham Law - Runner
Occupation: IT Developer
I have run the Marathon Des Sables, CCC, Autumn 100M & across a frozen lake in Mongolia
I heard about this race back in 2005. I am finally getting to be able to do it!
Andy Collings - Runner
Bob Graham Round (2020), Alps to Ocean multi-day 323km stage race (2020), Lakeland 50 (2018), Arc of Attrition 50 (2019), Ridgeway 86 (12th place 1st MV 50 TRA Age Group Ultra Distance Trail Running Champion 2019), Everest Marathon (2018). 100 miles is my nemsis, I've attempted 4 in total and yet to finish (Arc of Attrtition x 2, Lakeland 100 & Rebellion Ultra (although I did manage to complete the Thwarted Rebellion 75 miler). Maybe 2021 is my year as I'm in this year's Lakeland 100.