Arethusa of YealmBowmanBowman 40Sail No.GBR6049TBoat Length12.06Mervyn WheatleySingle-handedHeavy, long distance cruising yacht
RCC, RWYC, RNSA, OCC, YYC
Mervyn is a 75 year old retired Royal Marine and lives near Plymouth. He has competed in seven AZABs, including the first in 1975. He has also competed in five RB+Is and five OSTARs and has totalled nineteen Atlantic crossings. He was a skipper in the first Clipper RTW race in 1996 and also sailed several legs of the 05/06 race. On the 2017 OSTAR, he was knocked down in hurricane force winds and was rescued by Queen Mary 2 after scuttling his Formosa 42, Tamarind. He has replaced her with a Bowman 40.
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