Andy Beadsworth and Lisa McDonald join the Royal Southern YC Admiral's Cup team

‘Dickie’s Yacht Sales’, the new Sinergia 40 yacht in the Royal Southern Yacht Club Admiral’s Cup team, have confirmed the addition of former GBR Challenge helmsman Andy Beadsworth and Amer Sports Two skipper Lisa McDonald to their crew. Andy and Lisa join a strong crew including David Howlett, Duncan McDonald, Nigel Biggs and Neil Mackley, all of whom have extensive experience at the highest level. Dickies Yacht Sales will continue their preparation for the Admiral’s Cup by competing in this coming weekend’s Round the Island Race. Whilst not expecting to be particularly competitive in the IRC class due to its IMS optimisation, Dickies Yacht Sales continues to be the only IMS 600 boat racing in the UK at present.

In the big boat class, Nick Hewson’s Farr 52, ‘Volvo for Life Team Tonic’ earlier won the Warsash Spring Series for the third year running and was second in the IRC Nationals only to the new ‘Aera’. From this consistently successful base, Nick, skipper Jeremy Robinson and crew are continuing to work up their campaign to a successful conclusion.