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Cowes Week 2006

Friday, 28 July 2006
Team Volvo for life join forces with the Volvo RYA Keelboat squad at Skandia Cowes Week Olympic Silver medallist Nick Rogers will skipper the Farr 45 ‘John Merricks’ at Skandia Cowes Week (29 July – 5 August). He will be joined on board by 470 team mate Joe Glanfield calling tactics, and members of the Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme. The Skandia Cowes Week outing will make the first competitive outing the Skandia Team GBR pair have had together since Rogers broke his wrist while training. Other Team Volvo for life members joining the crew during the week will include Skandia Team GBR’s newly crowned Laser European Champion, Paul Goodison, and Shirley Robertson’s two Yngling crew members Annie Lush and Lucy Macgregor. This will be the first time Lucy Macgregor has sailed on the Farr 45, however she will join her older sister Nicky onboard ‘John Merricks’ for the week who is a regular crew on board the boat and a member of the Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme. Nicky is looking forward the week ahead. “It will be really fun to sail with Lucy in ‘my territory’. Lucy has been doing a lot of tweaky small keelboat sailing so her technical outlook should a change from our own. Hopefully we can teach her a few things too, especially on the bigger boat teamwork aspects of sailing the 45.” The Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme members will have just two days following Cowes Week to prepare the Farr 45 for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, which starts from Cowes, Isle of Wight on Monday 7 August. ‘John Merricks’ Farr 45 crew list: Helm Nick Rogers, Lymington, Team Volvo for life Tactic Joe Glanfield, Exmouth, Team Volvo for life Nav Luke McCarthy, Hamble, Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme Mainsheet Jonny Marshall, Lymington, Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme Trim1 James Roche, Southampton, Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme Trim 2 Annie Lush (Poole), Lucy Macgregor (Poole), Paul Goodison (Sheffield), Team Volvo for life Pit Nicky Macgregor, Poole, Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme Mast Jamie Homes, Bath, Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme

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