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  7.  White Clouds

YACHT NAME :       White Cloud ix

Length:                  9.83m

Yacht Type:            Humphreys One Design (HOD) 35

IRC Rating:             1.005

Hull Colour:            White

Draught:                2.2m

Sail No.:                 GBR1535R

Port of Origin:        Gosport

Tilman Trophy:       No


John Donnelly – Skipper

Occupation: Solicitor

Age: 76

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

9 previous races and one Australian PYR – 1st twice & 2nd twice & winner of IRC trophy twice.  First to finish in 2017.


2 Fastnet Races, Class prize Round the Island Race


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

The goal would be to win. However, I’m looking forward to the competitive and challenging sailing ahead of us.

Richard Hart - Crew

Occupation: Solicitor

Age: 41

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Relishing the chance to do the race for a 7th time and try and win overall after finishing 2nd previously.

Nicholas Donnelly - Crew

Occupation: Solicitor

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

3PYR x7: Line honours 2017, twice winner of IRC trophy and 2nd overall in 2011 & 2013.

Fastnet Race x2

Transatlantic x2

Numerous RORC/JOG offshore races, as well as other inshore racing and regattas including Cowes, Falmouth and Cork.

Stuart Pitches - Runner

Occupation: Internet retail

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

2 previous entries in 3PYR. Bob Graham Round, numerous mountain marathons and a bit of adventure racing.  Can actually sail a bit as well but not well enough to be a sailor on our boat.

My aim for the race is to absorb as much info as I can about the sailing whilst smashing out the running stages. I'm also in it for the passages to and from the race as well.

Malcolm Rudge - Runner

Occupation: Product Manager

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Mostly focused around mountain marathon events or long fell races, but living next to the Lakes District gives plenty of opportunities for running in the hills most weeks. I've completed several LAMM, OMM and Saunders events on B or A courses as well as three Old Counties Tops fell races in the Lakes. Sailing will be quite new to me!

Alison Donnelly - Back Up and Support

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


"White Clouds above all others!"

White Cloud - Three Peaks Yacht Race 2017
White Cloud in the Menai Strait
White Cloud start 2010
White Cloud - 3 Peaks Yacht Race
Nick Donnelly
John Donnelly - Whitehaven 2017
Stu Pitches
Malcolm Rudge
Richard Hart
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