Mervyn Wheatley

OCC Jester Award - 2011

Mervyn Wheatley is a terrific singlehanded sailor and has taken part in many OSTARs and AZABs with creditable results. This is mainly due to his cruising ethic rather than any race-track prowess. He sails his Formosa 42 Tamarind in a thoroughly seamanlike way to finish without major breakages – which is more than can be said of some of the Grand Prix sailors!