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                                                      9. White Cloud


YACHT NAME :       White Cloud ix

Length:                  9.83m

Yacht Type:           Humphreys One Design (HOD) 35

IRC Rating:            1.008

Hull Colour:           White

Draught:                1.83m

Sail No.:                 GBR1535R

Country of Origin:  UK

Tilman Trophy:       Yes

Family Team:          No


John Donnelly – Skipper

Occupation: Solicitor

Age: 72

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

8 previous races and one Australian PYR – 1st twice & 2nd twice & winner of IRC trophy twice.


2 Fastnet Races,, Class prize Round the Island Race


Numerous RORC/JOG offshore races, plus Solent and other regattas in

Emma Coates - Crew

Occupation: Amputee Rehabilitation 

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Nationality: British

Previously worked in the sailing industry for 5/6 years and sailed since the age of about 14. Sea miles gained through various yacht deliveries in the Mediterranean, JOG races and continuing IRC racing within the Solent. 


Competed in Cowes, Round the Island, Rolex Fastnet 2013, and Swan Cup Sardinia 2014. Is also a keen RS400 dinghy sailor and is a member of The Portsmouth Sailing Club and The Locks Sailing Club. 

Nicholas Donnelly - Crew

Occupation: Solicitor

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

3PYR x 6, twice winner of IRC trophy and 2nd overall in 2011 & 2013.

Fastnet Race x 2. 

Numerous RORC/JOG offshore races, plus Solent and other regattas.

Alistair Morris - Runner

Occupation: Consultant Paediatrician

Age: 44

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Alistair has been ultra endurance running and adventure racing for 30 years with a long list of podium finishes.  He currently races with Team Ellis Brigham AR who are one of the top UK adventure racing teams and competed in Africa and Ireland last year.  He has competed in a number of World Series and European / World Championship adventure races over the last 10 years.  He also brings a wealth of mountain experience through mountaineering, climbing and caving as well as endurance cycling having ridden a tandem from Singapore to Mongolia.  Alongside this he is a mountain rescue member and doctor so is an experienced and safe pair of hands in the hills.  In 2014 he completed his own 3 peaks - rock climbing each peak, running down and cycling between them in 4 days.

Phil Scarf - Runner

Occupation: ??

Age: ??

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Alison Donnelly - Back Up and Support

7 previous races in the role now assisted(?) by Daisy the Dachshund puppy.

White Cloud - Three Peaks Yacht Race 2017
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