Owen Parker (1932-2008) - the professional racer

Owen Parker (centre) trimming aboard the fourth Morning Cloud with Sir Edward Heath on the helm
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Owen Parker, who was Sir Edward Heath’s professional sailing master on several yachts owned and skippered by the former UK Prime Minister passed away on July 9 aged 76 after a long battle with cancer.

The obituary from the Daily Telegraph can be http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/owen-parker-edward-heaths-sailing-master-874720.html!read here

From left: Anthony Churchill (left), Sammy Sampson (rear), Owen Parker, Jean Berger, Ted Heath, and Duncan Kay celebrate their win in the 1969 Sydney Hobart Race, by one of the smallest boats in the fleet.
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An involvement with a succession of Morning Clouds was the hallmark of Owen Parker’s sailing career.
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Owen Parker trims aboard the fourth Morning Cloud
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Owen Parker, second from left aboard Morning Cloud in 1971
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