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Owen Parker (1932-2008) - the professional racer

'Owen Parker (centre) trimming aboard the fourth Morning Cloud with Sir Edward Heath on the helm'    George Layton

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 read?nid=46742 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. -  George Layton   Click Here to view large photo



An involvement with a succession of Morning Clouds was the hallmark of Owen Parker’s sailing career. -  George Layton   Click Here to view large photo



Owen Parker trims aboard the fourth Morning Cloud -  George Layton  



Owen Parker, second from left aboard Morning Cloud in 1971 -  George Layton   Click Here to view large photo




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