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Below is a list of people who have registered their interest in crewing opportunities for SSE Renewables Round Ireland 2020 Yacht Race.  Please note that the @ sign in the email addresses has been replaced with the # symbol to avoid being read by web bots.

Date ListedNameEmail AddressPhone NumberExperience, notes, etc.
6th January 2020David 2541000I am an experienced skipper/boat owner/Yacht master with over 25 years experience racing 24 ft , 30 ft and 33 ft cruiser/racers. I have done many offshore races including the D2D in 2015 and the Rolex Giraglia Cup in 2019. I can do anything on a boat including driving, trimming, bow, navigation. I have all the certs including first aid (I am a medical doctor) . I would like to join a crew in a fast boat for the Round Ireland this June .
7th January 2020Fiona with Galway Bay Sailing Club about 10 years. I have done the land based yachtmasters. I do the bow on a 1720 mainly but have cruiser experience also. I sailed to France & home with the Galway based Cruiser in Company in July 2019 (1066nm) with Seamus Gilroy & his wife Maeve on Split Point - Cruising Boat of the Year RCYC 2019. I'm new enough to sailing but I'm very enthusiastic, reliable & am great fun! I work as a guidance counsellor in a secondary school in Ennis so will be on school holidays at the end of May so I have no restrictions time wise. I don't have any ties family wise either. I'm fit & healthy, easygoing & a good cook. I'd love to do this race but there isn't anyone from the GBSC doing it. Seamus Gilroy can be my referee if required.
11th January 2020Simon 1366792Currently a trimmer and running the pit on Miss Whiplash (Half Tonner at RCYC). I have experience helming, mainsheet, genoa and spinnaker trimming on J39, IMX38, X99 and Hunter 707 over 30 years of racing sailing. This includes RORC series in the UK, Commodore's Cup trials (J39 Jackdaw) and numerous Solent club series, Ford Cork Week (long time ago) and Cowes Week.
13th January 2020Stephanie Lyonsstephlyons#gmail.com0430381449Sydney to Hobart 2019: Secret Men’s Business- Bow Women. Sydney to Gold Coast Race Jul 2019: I was part of the crew of Thirlmere. Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race December 2016: I was part of the crew of ‘Chancellor’ undertaking the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race December 2016 completing the race in 3 days and 13 hours to cross the finish line in Hobart at 2am on December 30th. I am an Irish avid sailor, based in Sydney. I enjoy competing in yacht races in Sydney most weekends and throughout the year. I intend to compete in more offshore yacht races including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races and overseas races in the near future. I am also a member of Kinsale Yacht Club (Ireland) and Balmain Sailing Club (Sydney), where I contribute actively to the club.

Positions - I do bow regularly and can do all positions. I have my long range radio licence and sea survival.
15th January 2020Leah sailor with 8 years of career sailing all over the world on everything from Classics, Superyachts, to Modern Performance Racing boats. Flexible in position onboard, and good experience with maintenance and repairs. Safety conscious, multiple nationalities, and a strong love of sailing and being offshore!
20th January 2020Sam O''m 27 years old and have been sailing mainly dinghies for about 17 years and currently own and race an F18 style catamaran around Ireland. Competed on board a First 40 in the Round Ireland 2018. Work is flexible with time off so no restrictions on availability.
21st January 2020Fiona Tullyfionatully31#gmail.com00353879767859Have been racing for the past four years, took part in two Dun Laoghaire Week regettas, Cork Week 2018 where we came 2nd overall in our class. I took part in the Fastnet 2019 and the RORC qualifying races for that also numerous ISORA races. Ive done inshore racing but I am obsessed by offshore racing! Main area is primary job trim and kite trim however I am happy in pit/mast/main/rail!! Have done a bit of bow work but it is an area I would need to improve in also driving. I have my sea survival completed as well as Day Skipper. Am 200% Competitive, 35 years old, fit and ready to race but I still know how to have a laugh and get on with everyone. Would really love to find a boat for this race as its definetly on the bucket list!
22nd January 2020Sarah 61125342I am a 34-year-old Dane who has been sailing for 6 years now. I last summer I sailed from Norway to Orkney and Round Sealand and Round Funen in Denmark. I have been cruising from Portugal to Marocco, in Croatia and in Thailand. I have been practicing racing for the last 2 seasons and sail all year around in all weather.

I would love to experience this race as I have heard the Irish coast is beautiful. I have been told I am good company and easy-going:)
30th January 2020Brian there, since I can remember I’ve wanted to do this race, I’ve done 2 Volvo Ocean Races, America’s cup, Sail GP etc etc, I’ve sailed around the world 3 times but never managed to sail my home race (I’m Irish) this year I’m free for the first time in 8 years, keen to sail on a fast fast yacht, will sail and do all the media too, due to the demands on my schedule i can’t take more than 4 days so if it suits let me know if it interests you, have valid Safety at sea, VHF license etc etc
2nd February 2020Eoin Keyeseoinkeyes#yahoo.com00 353 87 66378364x years sailing almost full-time as charter skipper and yacht engineer. Offshore experience includes an Atlantic crossing, Biscay crossing and plenty of other trips around the coasts of Europe. Over 10k NM sailed in total, ~600 solo on my own boat in the west of Ireland.

Racing experience includes 2x Cork weeks, 2x Calves weeks, 3x Ionian Regattas in Greece, Howth's Wave regatta, etc. Started sailing with a season of club racing with TBSC. Have raced on boats from 30 to 40ft, symmetrical and assym setups, mainly as bow man and trimmer.
12th February 2020James, profesional sailor. Been working and racing on on Supermaxi's, Maxi72 and the like over the past 18 months. Competed in multiple Fastnets, Middle Sea Races and won the 2018 Round Britain and Ireland Race. Usually a bowman but happy to jump in anywhere and more than happy to help out with boat work etc. Looking for fun, fast and competitive boat/crew to join for the race!
13th February 2020Sean Gavinseangavin1971#gmail.com00447795302931RYA Day Skipper.
Caribbean and Little Britain Racing Experience.
Just getting back into sailing, looking to join a team to do the Round Ireland.
15th February 2020Neil Colinneilcolin16#gmail.com0830600867Dinghy sailor, 2 around irelands 84 & 96, several D2D's, experienced driver.
18th March 2020Samuel Collisonsam.collison#hotmail.com086161166518 years old.
Sailing since the age of 8.
Huge passion for the sport.
ICC, First Aid, VHF src.
irish sailing dinghy instructor and have worked internationally.
racing experience.
Willing to do night shifts
Determined individual, can work great both independently and as part of a team. incredibly practically minded (can fix many things) and cool headed.
29th April 2020Sam Gillivansamgillivan#gmail.com0877714864Male and 23 years of age. Fit and in good shape.
Began sailing at a very young age out of Mayo Sailing Club. Completed the Dinghy courses in the summer, raced weekly at the club and also in school tournaments. My dad also had a Sun Odyssey 35 which I sailed to different locations as far as Galway with him when I was a teenager. In the process of getting back into sailing and currently completing the Day Skipper course. Work in Finance in Dublin but can get the time off with a little notice. Also drive if that is of any use. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks Sam
14th May 2020Gerard 868210904Hi I am 51 years old. qualified Marine Surveyor. Motor Engineer, and sailing for the last 2 years I sail on my Flying Fifteen, and have experience on a Sunfast 3200 & a Etap 26 and have completed the RYA Keelboats courses. My other sports are endurance ultra marathons but my new love of sailing has bitten. Based in county Meath.
25th May 2020Brian Uniackebrianuniacke#gmail.com00 353 85 215 5147Commercially endorsed RYA YM Ocean. 7,500+ racing ocean miles under kites, including driver aboard 'Blackcat' (DiDi 38) in CapeTown 2 Rio de Janeiro 2017, 3rd in class. Bowman aboard Umiko (Swan 80) 4th over the line in ARC2019. Living locally in Dun Laoighre. Available for training whenever required. Available to race at short notice if required (presuming the boat is sufficiently prepared). 47 years of age, fit and strong. Happy to chip in for provisions.
26th May 2020Guillaume there, I'm a 28 yo french guy with experience racing on the west coast of Canada and looking forward to getting more into offshore racing, my usual crew position: foredeck, mast, and trimmer.

I'm still learning a lot but I've decided to make sailing my life and I'm working toward my Yachtmaster offshore. I'm a french volunteer firefighter and have all my first-aid certifications. I'm really excited to join a crew, I'm full of energy, ready to help with boat work, available for training.

I'm also working as a sailing photographer, filmmaker and I will be more than happy to bring onboard all my gear including camera and drone to make the best films/photos of this epic event!
7th June 2020Matt'm 23 years old, started racing dinghies at the age of 7 and moved into racing yachts around 6 years ago. Have vast inshore and offshore racing experience, multiple Cowes Weeks, and almost every Solent based IRC event. Completed 2 full RORC seasons in 2017 and 2019 one on a First 50, the other on a MAT1180. My strongest positions are towards the back of the boat, driving and trimming. Have Sea survival and offshore safety certificates, VHF and First aid. Have lots of experience with rigging and boat maintained- managed the boat through the 2019 RORC Season. Boat experience includes Farr 30, SB20, First 40, First 50, Volvo 65, MAT1180.
26th June 2020Paul Hoadpaulandbek25#aol.com0775618310935 years sailing dinghies, big boat inshore round the cans and offshore. RORC racing including fast net. Isora
Dinghy SI
Yacht master theory
All rounder lots of time on bow. (Don’t mind/ like getting wet)
30th June 2020 Michelle Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial Endorsement
Irish Sailing Dinghy Instructor
I have been sailing since I was young originally in Clew Bay and around the West Coast. Recently completing my Yachtmaster Offshore in Gibraltar gaining experience in busier waters.
3rd July 2020Aaron O’Reillyaaronsaoreilly#gmail.com086069199124 year old male, 15+ years sailing experience on dinghies, university team racing, F16 & F18 catamarans, sports keelboats (1720, J24, j70, j80 and Beneteau First class 8) and offshore racing boats (Reflex 38, GK34, Mini6.50, SJ320, Corby 25, J109)

Skippered multiple long distance deliveries (Galway to Southampton, Lisbon to Cork...). YM Coastal and Offshore. Sail & Powerboat Instructor.

2 x F18 World entry’s (2014 - 42/57, 2019 - 46/130), numerous European and National events over past 12-15 years. Skipper and owner of 2nd place title WIORA 2017 Class 3, Crew at ICRA Nationals, Wave Regatta, Cork Week etc.

Looking for competitive boat to join as crew - flexible regarding deliveries, training etc. Easy going crew - happy to provide quality entertainment and meals. Experienced night watch and Helm.

First Aid, CFR, Sea Survival, Nav, VHF, YM.
3rd July 2020Emily'm a 21 year old Irish girl and I have been sailing offshore for past 3 years, primarily in an Oyster 49.
I have participated in 3 Tall Ships Races in the North Sea and Baltic Sea and a qualified day skipper, currently working towards my coastal skipper.
I really want to get into competitive racing, I am very passionate about sailing, a quick learner and always up for a challenge.
I am very flexible and have no restrictions on availability.
5th July 2020Lorraine Nicholsonlorrainenicholson1#gmail.com0874606755I haven't sailed in 10 years. Prior to that, I completed competent crew training in Perth, Australia and regularly sailed on a 32ft keelboat.
6th July 2020Kate Ledgardkateledgard#gmail.com07544510436Hello, I'm 23 y/o and have been sailing since I was young. I have offshore experience (>2000 miles), primarily on the bow, but with the ability to trim/helm and make cups of tea. Previous racing includes RORC and JOG racing on J109s/J120 including the Fastnet 2019 (won class 3 JOG racing overall 2019). I also am competitive in inshore racing, and university sailing, with originally a cruising background. I've been part of the BKA 2019/2020 (British Keelboat Academy) and looking to develop the skills I have learnt through this, I am an enthusiastic crew, willing to learn from those with greater experience, and get along well as part of many teams. I can provide references from previous skippers and am happy to help with the delivery sail and pre-race preparation.
7th July 2020Fahad Al Hasnifahadalhasni83#gmail.com0096899608829EXPERIENCES:

Dinghy Instructor Certificate at Oman Sail L.L.C(2010)
Personal Development Plan Following Instructor Course ISAF (2010)
ISAF World Sailing, International Sailing Federation Instructor Training Workshop Marina Bander Rowda, Muscat, Oman. April 2010
International Olympic Committee April (2010)
Muscat 2010 2nd ASIAN Beach Games & Olympic Council Of ASIA.
The Muscat Asian Beach Games Organizing Committee appreciates and recognizes December (2010)
International College of Engineering & Management (January 2012)
Frist Aid RYA (2015)
Rolex Fastnet Race (2015)
Volvo Round Ireland (2016)


Coaching Dinghy
The Extreme Sailing Series
Sailing France, The Tour
Offshore sailing
Sailing Arabian, The Tour
Skipper Arabian Tour
Racing Cowes, UK
Fastnet UK
Cross Atlantic
Double handed
European Tour Race
Laser Racing
Hoppy Cat
Round Ireland (Winner - Oman Sail)
World Record Around Britani & Ireland
Sailor of the month (Seahorse 2016)
China Cup (2016)

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