Mark Burton
Race Skipper
Tim Thubron
Race Skipper & tactician
Ross Applebey
Owner & Race Skipper

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the team 

When not on charter, both Ross and Scarlet Oyster spend much of their summer with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust taking children sailing who are in recovery from cancer or leukemia.  “Racing Ross” also skippers Scarlet Oyster in the JPMorgan Round the Island Race leading a young crew from the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust who are all in recovery from serious illnesses. In 2013 they managed a very impressive 3rd in class!!

Ross became involved with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust through his father Gordon who was a great supporter and friend of the charity. It was Gordon who was instrumental in getting the Round Britain idea off the ground, whereby he pledged Scarlet Oyster to take a group of young people around Britain. Although sadly Gordon did not get to see this incredible adventure, 74 young people enjoyed sailing round Britain in 2009 with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, and the voyage was successfully completed in Gordon’s memory.

About Scarlet Oyster yacht racing

Scarlet Oyster is available to charter for the major UK, European and Caribbean inshore and offshore yacht racing events. Skipper and owner Ross Applebey has produced a winning formula that has delivered top results head-to-head against many professionally-crewed racing teams. Whether you charter the whole boat or an individual place, top-class racing and lots of fun are guaranteed on-board Scarlet Oyster!... and hopefully some silverware too.

Scarlet Oyster has had tremendous success and is one of the most competitive boats on the racing circuit. Most notably, she has won her class in the Fastnet, Caribbean 600, ARC Transatlantic and multiple RORC qualifiers; as well as achieving podium positions at Antigua Sailing Week and the St Maarten Heineken Regatta. Scarlet Oyster has also won “Best Charter Boat” for her results in the Fastnet, Antigua Sailing Week, St Maarten Heineken Regatta as well as RORC overall season points in 2013.

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