- SKIPPER. Marc Michel
- ABOUT MARC. Former professional yachtsman followed by career in the global marine industry before corporate life. Keen double handed yachtsman and was Chair of the Australian Shorthanded Sailing Assoc. Did Yamaha Melbourne-Osaka in 1991 getting a 3rd followed by first non-French crew to compete in the AG2R Trans-Atlantic race in 1994 in the Figaro
- CO-SKIPPER. Logan Fraser
- ABOUT Logan. I joined the RNZYS Youth Scheme as a teenager and raced with Kiwimatch Sailing Team spending several years competing in match racing and sailing regattas around the world including high profile offshore events and international race weeks. I had endless adventures cruising around the Hauraki Gulf with family and friends on the family Townsend 9m called Eshara. I purchased my first boat in my early 20’s, an Elliot 770 called Real Deal. I have since owned C U Later and now own the Niksen with Marc
- SKIPPER. Stu Innes
- ABOUT Stu. I’ve done quite a bit of dinghy and keelboat sailing over the years and gravitate to short handed including an RNI in 2008. I’ve owned Real Deal for 5 years, steadily setting her up for short handed sailing. We’ve had some success with wins in the coastal two-handed and solo, as well as the solo Route 66. Can’t wait to stretch her legs and slay some giants as one of the smallest boats in the fleet!
- CO-SKIPPER. Tommy Ralph
- ABOUT Tommy. Despite my mothers best attempt to shield her toddler from my father, he got his way and I was floating in my own boat named Thursday before I could walk. Now I have something slightly bigger, Serene, a Townson 26 which I enjoy racing and cruising, and is how I bumped into Stu. I also enjoy scaring myself and my crew on our Tornado. Pumped for the triangle, bring it on!
- SKIPPER. Sam Cremer
- ABOUT Sam. Started sailing a few years ago and owned Waka since 2018. Done mainly 2 handed sailing inc RNI 2020
- CO-SKIPPER. Brett Elliott
- ABOUT Brett. Sailing my whole life. Lucky to tag along with my old man on all sorts of yachts when I was growing up, family Cruising when I was young. Dinghy racing P Class and Starling. RNZYS Youth Scheme. Worked for America Cup team 2007 including B boat sailing. Farr 40 and RC44 racing. 25000+ miles offshore racing and deliveries including Fiji races, Fastnet, Hobart. 2 Coastal Classic records. 60ft Monohull 24h record.
- SKIPPER. Rowan Swanson
- ABOUT Rowan. I work in the industry as a rigger. I bought Mindbender at the end of 2019 with cruising in mind, naturally I entered into a few races and the boat showed promise. David mentioned the northern triangle and the course looked like good fun so we thought why not.
- CO-SKIPPER. David Wood
- ABOUT David. I grew up sailing in the Marlborough Sounds, started working as a sailmaker while at college and have been in the industry since. I have done all sorts sailing from matchracing through to offshore maxi sailing, and a lot of cruising also. For 2 handed sailing I have done a lot of SSANZ events, triple series races and a RNI on Overload, a few series in piedy’s and last years triple series on Mindender.
- SKIPPER. Andrew Mackmurdie
- ABOUT Andrew. Andrew is an active supporter of SSANZ and the RNZYS , joining the SSANZ committee many years ago. He has many Coastal Classic’s, Auckland- Tauranga, SSANZ series including the Enduro events, along with 2 RNI and White Island races under his belt. He is looking forward to the significant challenge presented by the Northern Triangle
- CO-SKIPPER. Jennifer Haliday
- ABOUT Jenn. Jenn’s raced with Andrew for over 12 years, competing in fully crewed club racing, numerous Coastal, Auckland- White Island-Auckland, and Auckland- Tauranga adventures. With co-skipper Andrew she has competed in SSANZ Triple Series since 2010, Enduro, and White Island 2 handed in 2019, and then RNI2020. Jenn’s looking forward to another epic adventure with the Northern Triangle 2022.
- SKIPPER. Andrew Benton
- ABOUT Andrew. This new boat seems like the ideal match for this new race. I will be having a busy and exciting summer getting the boat up to speed.
- CO-SKIPPER. Simon Nancekivell
- ABOUT Simon. Started sailing on Mum and Dad’s 18ft trimaran with 2 other siblings and a dog. Spent my youth cruiser racing on trailer sailers. Spent a few years harbour and coastal racing on a Farr1104 and Farr40. Recently cruising on 44ft catamaran so looking forward to some more serious racing. I own a Spencer 30ft currently which is requiring more time fixing than I’m getting sailing.
- SKIPPER. Ryan Wiblin
- ABOUT Ryan .Grew up sailing and have done it all my life. Love 2 handed and crewed racing, as well as cruising with my family. The mighty y11 Legacy is new to us, so looking forward to lining up against a fun fleet for an awesome event!
- CO-SKIPPER. Matt Scarlett
- ABOUT Matt. Grew up in a sailing family, cruising around the northern coast and Great Barrier and racing on yachts of various size. The next few months are looking quite busy with the rest of the Triple series as well as the Coastal and Three Kings races and we will be using that time to get our systems and techniques up to scratch. There are a lot of seriously sorted boats and teams lining up for the start of the Triangle and we are determined to give them a good run for their money. Can’t wait!
- SKIPPER. Craig Anderson
- ABOUT Craig. Been sailing since my early teens moving starting in trailer yachts and moving to keelers. Having done longer fully crewed races have started doing more of the two handed racing so decided that the northern triangle spindles like a good idea
- CO-SKIPPER. Ben Beasley
- ABOUT Ben. I’m the owner of Moving Violation, the smallest boat in the RNI fleet. I began sailing at age 9 and moved through the youth classes, competing in national and international regattas. I also crewed on keelboats competing in harbour races and regattas including two Farr 1020 nationals and four Coastal Classics before purchasing Moving Violation in early 2018. I have since raced in the RNZYS winter series, Gold Cup, Solo series, Commodore’s cup, Route 66, SSANZ Triple Series, ANZAC 250 long haul division and this year’s Coastal Classic which we competed two-handed.
- SKIPPER. Shane Bellingham
- ABOUT Shane .Family spent 2 years offshore cruising the Pacific on a 45 foot yacht Waikiwi 85-87, came back & carried on sailing centreboards at Kerikeri – Flying Ants initially. Did Optis, P’s Northland Tanner Cup Etc, Starlings match race, rep lasers, laser 2’s, 12 Foot Skiffs, Keelboat Thunder 95-98, Multi-hulls Attitude & Charleston last 8 years, current boat titanium rnz and rni
- CO-SKIPPER. Chris Skinner
- ABOUT Skinner. Last minute fill in for the race. Looking forward to going for a sail. Had a practice run with Shane a few years ago so should be good to go.
- SKIPPER. Sharon Ferris-Choat
- ABOUT Sharon. 1996 & 2004 Olympic Games. Volvo Ocean Race. Winner of Oryx Quest (Round the world nonstop in 62 days, 1st women to win a round the world yacht race). 2016 GC32 Racing Tour 3rd overall, 2nd in Palma as skipper. 2018 Winner of Hamilton Islands Gun boat Trophy and 1st Multihull IS Division. 5x World Speed records.
- CO-SKIPPER. Bex Gmuer Hornell
- ABOUT Bex. Bex is no stranger when it comes to 2 handed sailing competing in the 2020 RNI with her dad Chris Hornell on Kia Kaha. She loves the challenges that come with ocean sailing in particular. She has just returned from Australia and her first attempt at a Sydney to Hobart with the team on Zen which they sadly where unable to finish due to a crew injury. Bex also competes regularly in the club racing scenes on local TP52s in Auckland and has now competed in over 10 Bay of Islands Sailing Weeks and Coastal Classics. She was also recently apart of the New Zealand Ocean Racing team helping them gain a race record time for the 2020 Akarana 350. Bex is really excited to jump into her next challenge of the Northern Triangle and can’t wait to get on the start line!
- SKIPPER. Garry Coleman
- ABOUT Garry. Been sailing for far too many decades, and now enjoying the 2 handed sailing with RNI2020 completed and looking forwrad to the Northern Triangle.
- CO-SKIPPER. Rob Croft
- ABOUT Rob. Started sailing at 14 on Townson 32 with RNZYS, then various other small keelboats. First offshore to Fiji 1998 on Coppelia as Skipper. Then various Keelboats, Etchells, a few deliveries.
Started 2 handed with Sally on a Young 88 ten years ago….
- SKIPPER. Guy Chester
- ABOUT Guy. Guy grew up sailing on Pittwater, Sydney. He has owned various racing and cruising yachts and dinghies over 4 decades. At the end of his circumnavigation on a 52′ cat he decided to “go racing” and bought Oceans Tribute. He aims to do many offshore races on many oceans.
- CO-SKIPPER. Michael A Longcor
- ABOUT Michael. Grew up sailing in New England. Currently on a circumnavigation with my partner on our 53foot ketch, started from USA east coast in 2017. Many offshore races on my uncle’s 81foot Maxi sloop Nirvana.
- SKIPPER. Nathan Williams
- ABOUT Nathan. Grew up sailing dinghies at Murrays Bay, then joined the RNZYS Youth Programme with Harold Bennett in the early 90’s where I sailed with my co-skipper Craig in the Elliott 5.9s. Have owned and raced Etchells, Elliott 5.9s and Young 88s through the years and now own and race our canting keel 12m race yacht Mr Kite with my wife Gill.
- CO-SKIPPER. Craig Satterthwaite
- ABOUT Craig. Sailing since I was a kid , family cruising and racing in Y88 Tickled Pink and E1050 Sniper. RNZYS Youth Scheme. 4 Volvo Ocean races. 2 Americas Cups, win in 2007. Record holder for Fastnet Classic, Transpac, Coastal Classic. Wind Warrior national champ (highlight). 14 National Championships. Won 2015 RNI with Wayne Woods on Bushido
- SKIPPER. Claudia Pierce
- ABOUT Claudia. Being on the water sailing since a baby (no kidding mum and dad took me out in the spinnaker bag of their 470) has created this ocean loving chick and I can’t wait for next adventure of the northern triangle in Kaimai Flyer. Tauranga was where the love of racing started in dinghies and where Kaimai Flyer started life and Manganui is where mum was born so looking forward to some great racing and some epic stopovers with the other crews.
- CO-SKIPPER. Garry Jolliffe
- ABOUT Garry. Growing up on a family cruiser, sailing has always been a part of my life. Racing with a great group of mates over the years has lead to a some awesome rides and regattas. The SSANZ triple series is always a favorite and the RNI in 2020 was the stuff dreams are made of. Bring on the northern triangle.
- SKIPPER. Simon Manning
- ABOUT Simon. Simon raced internationally for many years in the then-Olympic Tornado class with Andy Robertson, also racing A Class and PT cats. Moving to Auckland in 2004 he joined the E5.9 traveller series and the SSANZ scene with a Y88. He bought Provincial Cowboy and with co-skipper Nathan Williams (Mr Kite), PC was Winner of PHRF Overall in RNI2017. Kaizen is a 2003 Farr 36OD, one of 7 built, and has been adapted for two handed racing. The Triangle is the first long distance race for the boat in NZ.
- CO-SKIPPER. Andy Robertson
- ABOUT Andy. Andy was half of a long term and successful Wellington based crew with Simon Manning in the then-Olympic Tornado class. Later he was part of the E5.9 fleet, winning several National Championships in Voodoo and Blurr, and with Simon was an original owner of the Platu 25 one design fleet that got established in Akld. SSANZ racing has progressed from a Y88, to the R40 Provincial Cowboy to now Kaizen.
- SKIPPER. Matt Burkhardt
- ABOUT Matt .Ten years of sailing with plenty of Coastals, rum racing, Stewart series and SSANZ triple series. Completed RNZ 2012. 99% of my sailing has been done with friend Kurt and the beautiful Pelagian.
- CO-SKIPPER. Kurt Boyle
- ABOUT Kurt. Started sailing Hobie Cats after a holiday at Club Med New Caledonia… then robbed my kids bank accounts to purchase my first Hobie 14… then went on to purchase a Tracker 7.7 as my first keel boat and used for family cruising until the kids got too big. Then we purchased a Stewart 34 Pelagian that was never going to be raced – LOL – the rest is history. Have sailed across the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Round NZ in 2012 as well as lots of Stewart and club racing.
- SKIPPER. Aaron Hume-Merry
- ABOUT Aaron. Aaron’s a water soul through and through, and is completely at home out at sea. He brings years of dinghy sailing experience to the table, competing for NZ on the world stage across multiple classes. Originally hailing from Wellington, Aaron knows a thing or two about a stiff breeze and whether it’s born from his roots or from his passion for cycling, he loves his coffee!
- CO-SKIPPER. Anna Merchant
- ABOUT Anna. Anna is bloody gutsy, self-motivated, and hands on – the perfect team mate for offshore yachting. With good awareness and a memory like an elephant, set-ups are a breeze for Anna, which means we can keep the hammer down! She’s had a tonne of experience with keelboats from a young age too which means she is right at home out on the water. A plus when you’re hundreds of miles offshore drenched and cold that’s for sure!
- SKIPPER. Peter Locke
- ABOUT Peter. I was introduced to sailing at an early age, and I have sailed many types dinghies/keelboats and windsurfers over the years. I love the challenge of the shorthanded races and have done several SSANZ and solo series.
- CO-SKIPPER. Ken Klien
- ABOUT Ken. I was introduced to sailing in my teens sailing and racing various types of dinghy’s and sailboards. I migrated to keelboats and have completed Route 66 and Coastal Classic’s. Over the last few years I have raced regularly around the Hauraki Gulf competing in the SSANZ Triple and Gold Cup Series.
- SKIPPER. Alan Quéré
- ABOUT Alan. After sailing fully crew with my Young 11 for 15 years, i want to tase a new experience. I bought this boat with Vincent to sail short handed. If everything doing well, this race will be the start of a new journey for us.
- CO-SKIPPER. TRINQUET Vincent
- ABOUT Vincent. I have been sailing since I was 9, first in a dinghy then in a sport keelboat. I have done many crew races but I wanted to do double handed especially with Alan with whom I raced in Caledonia.
- SKIPPER. Andrew Aitken
- ABOUT Andrew. 60 years young & a new boat for me means that it is time for the extra challenge that longer distance two-handed sailing brings. After many years on the water, quite a number of SSANZ events, coastal & harbour races and a few off-shore trips, the triple series offers something new.
- CO-SKIPPER. Stephen Gilmour
- ABOUT Stephen. Looking forward to adding the Northern Triangle to the list! After many years sailing this will be a new challenge.
Simply The Best
- SKIPPER. Chris Dent
- ABOUT Chris. Grew up racing paper tigers, club racing in my Elliott 6.5, various regattas and coastal cruising on my fathers boat. Spent the next seven years sailing around the world on various superyachts covering 80,000nm covering the remote places on earth. I now have my own boat to play with and feel the pain of having to pay the bills….
- CO-SKIPPER. Andrew Clarke
- ABOUT Andrew. Former Bay of Islands local, grew up sailing 3.7s, and Javelins out of the BOIYC before moving to Auckland and getting a job with Doyle Sails. Avid 12ft & 18ft skiff sailor. Graduate of the RNZYS Youth Program. Have completed several offshore races to Fiji and Noumea. Plenty of coastal racing around NZ. Competed in several SSANZ triple series on the mighty T-REX. Keen for the next 2-handed adventrue.
- SKIPPER. Ben Freedman
- ABOUT Chris. I never really planned to race the family caravan we are probably the slowest boat in the fleet. But after a couple of seasons of cruising in Shimmer, discovering how capable she was and having sold the 100 year old mullet boat that my co skipper and I used to campaign we were up for a new challenge and SSANZ racing has turned out to be exactly what I was after. This race covers all my favourite bits of the coast but it will be fun to be racing all the way.
- CO-SKIPPER. Reuben Cameron – Harker
- ABOUT Reuben. Reuben Likes sailing up and down the coast on Townson yachts. Reuben and Ben campaigned their L class Mullet boat Valeria for the last decade along with a lot of Stewart 34 racing on the mighty Playbouy.
Reuben Emma and Kiera sail a classic T 36 called Junita.
- SKIPPER. Lanny Walker
- ABOUT Lanny. I can’t remember a time where i was not on the water. As a qualified sail maker (now turned plumber) I have had the opportunity to sail most flavours of boats in coastal nz and blue water. the bulk of my SSANZ racing was done on multihulls followed by the pied piper. My normal role on a boat is bowman and i have done bow on the M Class classic 18 footers for over 15 years and am still going 🙂
- CO-SKIPPER. Daniel Leech
- ABOUT Daniel. Since being round boats since 9 months old i have always had an interest for boats and being on the water. I caught the sailing bug while sailing Optimists at primary school. This then lead into my introduction into keelboat racing at the age of 10. Once i left school i brought my first boat a Piedy which led into my introduction into 2 Handed racing which i still enjoy today onboard my Elliott 7.9 and from there the rest is history. And over the years have competed in various harbour, Coastal, Offshore & short handed regattas and National Championships in Auckland and around the country. Some successes include the coastal classic, SSANZ Tripple series onboard T-Rex and Duders Cup onboard my 7.9 Radio Active and the Wellington 24 Hour Race onboard a local boat were we broke the race record 2 years back to back. One of my most memorable sailing experiences would have to be the 2013 3 Kings Offshore Race which i will be tackling again next year after the SSANZ Northern Triangle. Looking forward to the challenge in the build up to RNI 2023.
- SKIPPER. Dougall Love
- ABOUT Dougall. Started sailing at age 6 and have sailed both recreationally and competitively since. Have owned various boats in the past and now co-own Romanza with my wife Jaz. Competed in SSANZ racing since @ 1990 on-and-off, including RNI. Spent time on numerous offshore and coastal deliveries as well as racing in events such as Kings Cup (Phuket) Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island regattas, unknown number of Coastal Classics, weekly club racing, etc. Previous Committee Member SSANZ and involved with RNZYS Handicapping and Sailing Committee roles. Managing Director of Clarity Hospitality Software Solutions Ltd, international providers of Software to the Accommodation industry. I can’t remember a time where i was not on the water. As a qualified sail maker (now turned plumber) I have had the opportunity to sail most flavours of boats in coastal nz and blue water. the bulk of my SSANZ racing was done on multihulls followed by the pied piper. My normal role on a boat is bowman and i have done bow on the M Class classic 18 footers for over 15 years and am still going 🙂
- CO-SKIPPER. Chris Smith
- ABOUT Chris. Boat Builder and Marine Engineer. Professional Skipper with over 120,000 miles experience including 45,000 mile expedition voyage Artic to Antarctic. Deliveries worldwide plus considerable international racing experience. Team member of Vodafone NZ (ORMA 60), racing to Fiji, Groupama New Caledonia, Tauranga, Gisborne, Coastal Classic, etc. 20+ Coastal Classics, 14 deliveries Auckland-Fiji, weekly club racing in Auckland on Elliot 40 Mojo. Own and operate BoatSmith Marine Maintenance and delivery business in Westhaven Auckland, looking after Power Boats, Large catamarans, Race Boats and others
- SKIPPER. Adrian McHardy
- ABOUT Adrian. Sailing since i was 7 yrs old P class – Cherubs, Still have my Noelex 25 at BOPTYS. We have had Open Country for 20 years. We have competed in a lot of coastal races, including Coastal Classic, A2T, Akl-White Island as well as SSANZ triple series. Competed in the 2012 RNI with great success.
- CO-SKIPPER. Donald King
- ABOUT Donald. Started sailing about age 10 in Invercargill. Various dinghy classes. Still sailing Farr 3.7 after 45 yrs. Sailed in the ’77 Akld-Fiji race as a teenager. Completed three other Pacific trips and a memorable trip to the Chatham Islands on a Chico 30. Completed with distinction RNI 2012 on Open Country. Various coastal races.
- SKIPPER. Andrew Duff
- ABOUT Andrew. Grew up sailing and racing around Banks Peninsular-Canterbury until I was 18 where I also owned my first 23ft keel boat before moving to Auckland to study boatbuilding. Needing to find a job this then lead to working and eventually running and operating charter fleets in Auckland, Bay of Islands and Tonga. I have now been fortunate to have sailed raced and cruised over 170,000nm since I was just a young fella in many exotic and (not so) parts of the world including numerous deliveries to and from the Pacific, 9 transatlantic’s, 1 transpacific, North,Baltic and Mediterranean Seas, 3 Rolex Swan Worlds, 2011 Rolex Middle Sea Race, SSANZ Triple Series and 2019 Enduro to name a few. Currently running my own Marine business looking after and maintaining some pretty cool yachts in Auckland/Northland and abroad.
- CO-SKIPPER. Chris Bassett
- ABOUT Chris. Not sailing, really wasn’t an option as a young Bassett….. Weekends were spent at the Sailing Club with my older siblings racing, and then any opportunity that dad could get would be filled with cruising on the Young 11 with the whole family. You could say we were born into it!
- SKIPPER. David Stanton
- ABOUT David. P Class, Flying Ant, Starling, Cherubs, 470, Javelin, and 3.7, it was on to keel boat harbour and coastal racing in Auckland and Perth over many years. Our family have grown up cruising Sister Moonshine, and now I’m excited to be taking her on this short handed challenge with my son Campbell.
- CO-SKIPPER. Campbell Stanton
- ABOUT Campbell. I’ve been getting into keel boat racing just over the past couple of years, but prior to that I raced Optimist extensively including making it to the World Champs, 29er National Champion and competed in two 29er and two 49er World champs. I was in the team that won the Fab40 regatta in June and am enjoying doing the SSANZ Triple series on Sister Moonshine. I’ll also be doing the Three Kings race in November. When I’m not sailing, I’m studying engineering at Auckland.
- SKIPPER. Quintin Fowler
- ABOUT Quinton. Rum Bucket was built in Croatia in 2017.I was busy sailing her home to NZ when Covid broke out so I had to leave her in the Panama Canal. I have since put her onboard a ship and she is due in Auckland in early September. On her arrival I will be racing her extensively in the Auckland circuit as I did with my previous yacht Outrageous Fortune. I am really looking forward to this fantastic Two Handed Race and Nick and I are hoping to put in a strong result . Thanks SSANZ
- CO-SKIPPER. Nicholas Wells
- ABOUT Nicholas. I’ve been a sailor since a young age and have competed in a few SSANZ Triple Series, a Round North Island, numerous Coastal Classics, Offshore and Shorthanded races and sailed from Europe to NZ with my family. I’m really looking forward to taking on the challenge of this awesome event with Quintin on Rum Bucket.
- SKIPPER. Luke Judge
- ABOUT Luke. I’ve sailed for as long as I can remember and grew up on the family Ross 930. I enrolled at the local sailing club at Torbay as soon as I was old enough. I sailed Dinghy’s competivily through until my mid 20’s before getting into the keel boat scene. I restored a Piedy over the winter 4 years ago and bought Rocky in late 2020. Since then I have entered all the races we have been able to do.
- CO-SKIPPER. Ned Dalbeth Hudson
- ABOUT Ned. Born into a yachting family. Work in the Marine Industry.Started in dinghies then got really into Keelers. Done multiple Tasman crossings and raced up and down the coast of ozi. Did the 2020 rni
- SKIPPER. William Goodfellow
- ABOUT William. Grew up sailing and using boats as transport in the Bay of Islands, turned the passion into a job starting the Explore Group with the America’s Cup yachts in the Viaduct and other boating experiences in Auckland, the Bay of Islands and the Whitsunday’s Australia. Particularly enjoy racing shorthanded, offshore and classic yachts.
- CO-SKIPPER. Jesse Turner
- ABOUT Jesse. Grew up sailing with the family, got a part time job at explore sailing on the old Americas cup boat during high school and haven’t left yet.
Now a commercial skipper driving boats for William
- SKIPPER. Bruce Gault
- ABOUT Bruce. I have owned various yachts and enjoy the Two handed races. Looking forward to getting which way up to speed and competing in this event
- CO-SKIPPER. David Brooke
- ABOUT David. Short handed racing relatively new to me after many years sailing high performance yachts with big crews. Looking forward to this event
- SKIPPER. Nicholas Gardiner
- ABOUT Nicholas. One of the Kids from the RNI2020 from Moving Violation
- CO-SKIPPER. Ian Gardiner
- ABOUT Ian. Having been a rower in my youth rising to National levels, sailing was a recreation pastime. When my Son, Nick started sailing was the time I really became bitten by the sailing bug. Watching and being part of Nicks growth from Optimist to Offshore has been exciting and rewarding. Now Sailing is in the blood and has become a career as a Yachting New Zealand Regional Development Manager. To be asked to Join Nick on the next RNI is a really exciting “Father & Son” moment in out lices
- SKIPPER. Mark Edwards
- ABOUT Mark. I have been sailing all my life have done many races to the islands over the last 40 years 4 sydney hobarts 2 RNI 2 handed and 5 years away on Relapse cruising covering 17,ooo miles. I’m looking forward to do some more 2 handed races with my son Ash
- CO-SKIPPER. Ash Edwards
- ABOUT Ash. I’ve grown up cruising keel boats my whole life, my first big sailing adventure was with my mum, dad and younger brother when I was 6, for 6 months in Fiji on an Elliot 35 Carpe Diem. When we got back dad wanted to go further afield so he built our current boat, Relapse, a Young 50. We spent 4 years cruising the Pacific and South East Asia covering over 17,000 miles in the boat with just the 4 of us on board for the most part. While we were away I got into yacht racing so when we got back I joined the YTP and sailed on Wired as the mast man where I have now moved forward to mid bow. I’m now helming in my 3rd year of YTP and also thoroughly enjoying myself on my own Platu 25.