SaphirSweden Yachts340Sail No.GBR340NBoat Length10.4Chris DarbyshireDouble-handedStandard production cruiser racer built by Sweden Yachts in 1987 to Lloyds specification Saphir is build number 828 of the 340 model
Flushing Sailing Club
Aged 66, married with two children and two grandsons. Currently dock master at Mylor Yacht Harbour, will be retiring just before the AZAB start. Been sailing since a boy and brought up reading about sailing adventures by Francis Chichester, Robin Knox Johnston and the like. The AZAB has been on my wish list for some time but the opportunity to take part has been elusive until now. Previous saling experience has been coastal cruising in the Channel and Irish waters and racing at local club level, up to national and world championships. Looking forward to the challenge of a long distance short handed ocean race.
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