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Team Profiles - Radiance (2012)

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Type: Beneteau First 456
Skipper: Mark Ward
Class: Cruising Division
Handicap Ranking: 11
Time Allowance: 102
Hailing Port: Seward, AK
Hull Colour: White
LOA: 47.583'
Beam: 14.083'
Draft: 8'
Yacht Club: William H. Seward Yacht Club
Designer: German Frers
Builder: Beneteau
Launch Date: 1985
Rig: Sloop
Sail Number: 93093
Website: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/thebigblue/?show=profile
Status: ZZ-2012

Radiance was campaigned on the East Coast under the name Liberty before Mark bought her in 2002 and had her trucked across the country, put back together and then sailed her up the inside passage from Seattle to Seward Alaska. Since then, she has raced every summer in the WHSYC White Sail Series with many top honors.  We've also cruised her extensively to and around the Island of Kodiak, Price William Sound and the Kenai Fjords.  We've just begun a 2-year trip and are currently en-route back down the inside passage to make the Vic-Maui start and are fully outfitted for cruising.  We will continue from Maui after the race and on to Palmyra, the Cook Is., Tonga and New Zealand, then make our way back north and west with destinations including New Caledonia, Marshall Is. Micronesia, Japan and back up the Aleutian Chain to our home port of Seward, Alaska.  

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