9. White Cloud
YACHT NAME : White Cloud ix
Yacht Type: Humphreys One Design (HOD) 35
IRC Rating: 1.008
Hull Colour: White
Sail No.: GBR1535R
Country of Origin: UK
Tilman Trophy: Yes
Family Team: No
John Donnelly – Skipper
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
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
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
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
Alison Donnelly - Back Up and Support
7 previous races in the role now assisted(?) by Daisy the Dachshund puppy.