Fortyniner Crew List for Round the Island

Posted: 26 May 2013 by Jim Barden in Round the Island Race

Jim Barden (Skipper and Harmonica this year)

My Dad taught me to sail on a Wayfarer he ‘borrowed’ from work. We used to wheel it down to the river and sail it over to the Isle of Wight – as a boy this seemed like a full channel crossing – think it still would on a boat that size. Since then have sailed offshore around UK, Atlantic and Mediterranean Europe and worked on a survey vessel in the North Sea. Now loving running Nomad Sailing with my sister Lou and hope one day to take a few years out and sail away somewhere…

Paul Blacknell (Crew and Multimedia)

Got into sailing in 2010 and decided to jump in at the deep end (so to speak) by taking the 9 day combined Day Skipper theory/practical. My experience prior to that had been limited to cross channel ferries! Since then my family has trained as Competent Crew and we chartered in the Ionian islands for a couple of weeks having an outstanding time. My sailing ambitions are geared towards taking the Yachtmaster exam this September – so building up the miles and experience that goes with that. Crewed on Nomad 1 during the 2011 & 2012 RTIR’s and signed up for Fastnet 2015.

Peter May (Crew and Anti-Foul)

Likes to think of himself as a really good ‘natural’ sailor, that could have been in the Olympics if he’d taken it up sooner / wasn’t so well packed with ballast. When not sailing, busy day dreaming about sailing and fantasising about his abilities thereof (or playing squash or changing nappies/having his hair pulled). Sailing history: Several bare back trips to Turkey- generally what lacks in wind is made up for with Raki and diving off the bow into gorgeous blue waters. Also chartered several boats on the Solent, including skippering one round the island in May 2012! … and running aground. : ]… It’s all about learning from the experiences, I think. Sailing ambitions: Completing coastal skipper/Yachtmaster in next year. Then getting Sea survival and VHF course under the belt. Then FastNet. Generally mucking about on boats as much as possible. Oh, and looking better in a ladies fit Nomad polo shirt (I’ll take mens large this time round please Jim- I scared the baby trying on that ladies fit medium!!!).

Bob Munday (Crew and First Aid)

Sailing History – Day Skipper (Nomad Graduate via Commodore), several bareboat charters in the Solent, cross channel and RTIR 2011 and 2012 on the mighty Nomad 1.

Sailing Ambitions – To convince my wife that sailing is an enjoyable pastime and a sound investment, ultimately Yachtmaster, Fastnet, ARC, although not necessarily in that order.

Richard Oughton

I did my Day Skipper, the theory with Nomad Sailing and the practical in Lanzarote. We’ve done a few charters in Greece, Turkey and Croatia and a few trips in the Solent bimbling up to the Folly Inn and a great week with yourself last year for Coastal Skipper. The Yachtmaster theory was fine but we both know the practical was a very different story!!! I have to do the ARC and want to get it done within the next year or so! Looking forward to seeing you and your sister and what is likely to be a great weekend.

  1. […] Fortyniner @nomadsailing crew list for #rtir – retweet to raise money for #raceforall… […]

  2. […] For the third year running, Nomad Sailing former students and friends enjoyed a fabulous day crewing in the Round the Island race. It was an early start this year with Fortyniner due over the starting line at 0550 and Nomad 1 at 0620 (see previously published crew biographies for Nomad 1 and Fortyniner). […]

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