Jerry Eplett - a madforsailing profile

A unique crew - or another way of saying there's only one Jerry Eplett
Where were you born? Fowey, Cornwall. What’s your date of birth? 9th November 1962. What age did you start sailing? Six. What was your first regatta win? Lark Nationals 1988, crewing for Tim Fells. What’s your biggest championship win? International 14 Prince of Wales Cup in a World Championship year, sailing with Roger Yeoman. Because there is so much history behind it, the POW is a pretty special race to win. Any other notable regatta wins you’d like to mention? The Ultra 30s with Russell Peters were good fun. So was the Melges 24 European Circuit with Kevin Sproul. Where did you grow up? Fowey. What job do you do? Resting, or is it in between jobs, at the moment. If you weren’t doing the job you are, what would you be doing instead? I used to work at Proctor Masts. What other sports do you do outside sailing? Last time I played 5-a-side football I broke my leg, so I’ve decided other sports are for watching, not doing. Favourite bar or pub? The King and Queen in Hamble, and Turnmills in London. Any other hobbies or interests? Avoiding 5-a-side footy, and drinking at the King and Queen. Favourite method of relaxing? Watching TV at home with the Doris and doing DIY. What inspired you to take up sailing? You haven’t been to Fowey have you? Which class did you first race in? A local traditional keelboat called a Troy. Long keel, wooden spars (the spinnaker pole is a bannister rail!) and a bowsprit - oddball, but they’re great. How did you buy your first boat? It was my brother's hand-me-down Mirror. Have you ever used a coach? No, but I wish I’d been in Jim Saltonstall’s squad. Do you have any professional links to the sport? Not now, but I used to work for Proctor, Holt, Racing Sailboats and Ossie Stewart. What’s your most memorable moment in sailing? Sending the Bashford 41 Silk2 down the mine in