International 14

Tom’s grandparents raced International 14s before the Second World War, his grandmother as she grew up in  Falmouth, which made it very special for Tom to race there, crewed by David Vialls, in the 1990 Prince of Wales Cup in Simply Red, a one-off designed by Nigel Colley.

He also raced Simply Red with  Tim Oldham on the first occasion that the class raced on Lake Garda and with Tim Eccles at the 1991 World Championship in Torbay during which the photo below, shot by Ian Ball, appeared on the back page of the Independent:

Crew men go out on a limb in search of plain sailing landscape

Independent 10 September 1991 - enhanced