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Wendy Moore (now Wendy Grant)

(s/v Kavala) for her voyage from Arklow, Ireland to Horta, Azores in her 27ft sloop KAVALA, which was also her qualifying passage. Among the four crew were her two children, aged 8 and 10. In his account of the 1981 Azores Pursuit Race in that year’s Flying Fish, organiser Desmond Hampton noted that, “In spite of a tough passage, they got to Horta on the right day”. They came 7th in the Pursuit Race, which was won by Bill Perkes in his Excalibur 35 SHERPA BILL.