NAME Richard Smurthwaite - ‘SMURF’
DATE OF BIRTH 17-Oct-57
Brought up on the South Coast of England where started sailing at an early age.
Sailed Mirrors, Herons (Worthing
Beach and Shoreham Harbour) and Bosuns (Cobnor Point) with 8th
Worthing Sea Scouts.
Richard holds a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore certificate and a Yachtmaster Ocean (astro navigation/weather) theory certificate. He has also completed a RYA sea survival course and has recently taken a refresher RYA first aid course.
- Watch leader on IMX 38 competing in RORC races during 2000 and 2001 including:
- Skippered in the ‘Round the Island Race’ in 2001, 2002, 2005
- Bought and sailed new Pogo 2 since May 2003.
- 2004 Double-Handed Mini-Fastnet with Pete Marshall.