Charles Emmett & British Beagle
Charles, 51, is married to Brenda, with a 21 year old daughter Victoria. He lives in Teddington, but spends as much time as possible in his house in the small fishing village of Portscatho, near the Falmouth Estuary in Cornwall. He worked for 20 years in the financial markets before leaving the city in 1999 to concentrate on his family business, The Fulham Prep School.
Brought up dinghy sailing in the Carrick Roads on summer holidays to Cornwall as a child, he has pursued his passion for sailing ever since. More recently he has enjoyed racing ‘Kali’ his Ajax 23 keel boat out of St Mawes Sailing Club, as well as coastal and offshore racing in ‘British Beagle’.
‘British Beagle’ is a Sigma 36 which Charles bought from his good friend Marco Naninni having just competed in the 2009 OSTAR. Since acquiring ‘British Beagle’ he has raced predominately solo with The Solo Offshore Racing Club with several class wins in both coastal and offshore series, winning IRC overall for the 2012 offshore series. He has also competed regularly 2-handed, both with RORC and Royal Southampton YC, finishing 2nd in IRC overall 2-handed in the 2011 Fastnet, with his friend and co-skipper Robin Edwards. During the summer the boat is based in St Mawes and raced fully crewed in Falmouth week and many local regattas. OSTAR 2013 will be the first Atlantic crossing for Charles.