Morning Cloud crewman was 76

Owen Parker, one of the best known yachtsmen of his generation ans one of Ted Heath’s regular crew on the series of Morning Cloud yachts has died.

He recently attended the re-launch of Morning Cloud II, now Opposition, after her restoration by her original builder, Clare Lallow, in Cowes. He wrote about his experiences sailing with Heath in his book ‘Tack Now Skipper’. Owen Parker, who had been suffering from cancer for several years, was 76.