RTIR 2012 – Crew List (Vis)

Posted: 28 June 2012 by Lou Barden in Round the Island Race

The crew list for Vis ..

Lou Barden (Skipper and Tactician)

I love being on the water, and sailing is my passion.  Since a career change in 2008, and a 2500 delivery trip from Greece to UK. I started Nomad Sailing with my bro, and as well co-running the business, spend a lot of time instructing on Nomad 1.  Love it.

Ambitions in the near future to cross the atlantic either as part of the ARC or solo, then later to do a circumnavigation.  Looking forward in the immediate future to this race and taking Vis through the finish line first.

Louise Crowe

Sailing ambition – to complete a 3rd Round the Island Race





Mike Crowe

Keen sailor, have been involved recently in racing in the solent – F40’s and Contessa.  Recently competed as skipper in the BP regatta.



Alex Grace

Learned dinghy sailing at the Welsh Harp in London with Wembley Sailing club (level one and two) and then took Day Skipper theory with them –  took the practical exam with Yuksel Sailing in Marmaris Turkey. I then did yacht master theory, again at Wembley and am currently building up miles in order to take the Yacht master theory exam. Have also taken part in saililng trips on the solent with my teacher Andrew McCulloch.   Sailing ambitions – eventually to own a boat in Turkey. I am planning on sailing at 53 footer from Volos in Greece to Marmaris this October – and most importantly – hoping to survive the Round the Island Race in one piece!! Still learning and very keen on getting as much experience as possible.

Liz Hasell

I have taken part in numerous sailing holidays with aforementionned jonah, mostly less eventful than Montenegro and yes took part in rti 2011 which I signed up to in the belief that it would be akin to a day out on the med…..which obviously it will be this year…..

and of course my sailing ambition is to beat Chris (Hill – Nomad1)  next saturday!

really looking forward to it…..


Andy Keleher

Took to sailing a year ago after a recommendation from a friend. My wife and I both got the bug, and passed as day skippers within the year. Then spent this summer bareboat in Greece and loved it. Looking forward to my first competitive race!!




Mike Malham

Love it !



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