Nomad 1 Crew List for Round the Island

Posted: 25 May 2013 by Lou Barden in Round the Island Race

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 mile 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 Nomad 1 through the finish line first.

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 sailing 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.

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 last summer bareboating in Greece and loved it. Looking forward to my second competitive race!!

Mike Malham

Love it !

Kirsty Elliot (Crew and Downwind Helm)

Started sailing in May 2009.  Having never been on a boat before I booked a sailing holiday in Greece and was hooked.  Qualified as a day skipper in August 2010 and sailed as part of the Nomad Team in RTIR 2011 and 2012.  Still not sailing as a much as I would like but looking forward to RTIR 2013 and hoping for slightly more favourable conditions than last year!!

Stuart Rumley

S Rumley

I first tried sailing on a Competent Crew course in the BVI’s and loved it, then decided to take it further with a Day Skipper course with Nomad Sailing in the Solent – thinking that I would do the course in the UK, then become a fair weather sailor in places like the BVI’s.  Since trying sailing in the waters of the Solent and loving it I’ve decided that getting wet and cold is a price worth paying, and part of the fun.  The RTIR 2013 is going to be my first experience of racing, so I’m really looking forward to it!

Nigel Townley

N Townley

Learnt to sail between mill wall dock and the Caribbean. Went on to do day skipper with Nomad last year and now looking forward to my first race.

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  2. Dwight Lindström says:

    Hey Lou, incredible how that trip back out of the med changed lives! Good luck in the race!

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  4. […] over the starting line at 0550 and Nomad 1 at 0620 (see previously published crew biographies for Nomad 1 and […]

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