The 'Accomplish More' Crew
58 year old Alan has gained over 37 world records in the past 10 years.
He has power boated and sailed around the world in both directions and
he now knows what type of craft is required to break the World Record
of 61 days.
51 year old London psychiatrist Jan has been heavily involved in RIBs
and powerboat racing since the first round Scotland race in 1990.
Jan has set nine world records and currently holds seven. Jan finished
first in the 50th Cowes - Poole - Cowes race and also took part in
the Round Long Island race in a 50-foot Outer Limits. Jan and Alan
have completed many voyages together and this challenge sees the
team reunited once more.
58 year old travel journalist and photographer Clive Tully accompanied
Alan Priddy on all of the world record attempts on board the powerboat
Spirit of Cardiff, producing daily website and newspaper updates,
often under extremely challenging conditions. Along with his subsequent
book "Confronting Poseidon", they were acclaimed as major
contributions to marine journalism. He is also an expert video cameraman,
and produced most of the footage for several TV documentaries as
well as TV news output.
41 year old business woman and British Power Boat Champion. Shelley
is one of the United Kingdom’s leading powerboat racers and
the top female in the world. Shelley, from Hampshire, runs a successful
family bridal business - a far cry from the world of powerboat racing.
61 year old Steve is an electrical engineer, a qualified British Water
Ski Federation tournament ski boat driver and a MCA RYA Yachtmaster.
He joined the team of the Raymarine Lively Lady Project and skippered
Lively Lady on the northwest Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Mediterranean
legs of her circumnavigation. As a trustee of the Around and Around
Charity, Steve has spent the last few years refitting and sailing
the Ohlsen38 "Robertson's Golly”.
61 year old PG, from Northern Ireland has been messing around in boats
all his life and is a keen supporter of Alan's Adventurers since
he organised the welcome party in 1997 when they crossed the Atlantic
in the Spirit of Portsmouth. Introducer of the first 'Rib Raid' in
Ireland (which still continues today, with all proceeds going to
'Make-A-Wish' Foundation) PG also set up and navigated for the 'Red
Bull Jet Ski Team' in the 'Around Ireland' venture and also navigated
and led the 'Curragh Boat' from Scotland to Ireland.
43 year old Joe has spent most of his life designing and leading various
international challenges and expeditions, mostly by bicycle, from
Eastern Europe to the Himalaya with his company Greenrock. Joe’s
love of everything nautical is founded in his family’s marine
heritage in the Orient Pacific Line, RNLI and Fleet Air Arm, which
led him to not only restore and live on three large boats over the
last ten years, but also to set up the first wholly British-owned
RIB building company in China in 2008.
Charles the youngster of the crew and has spent many years within the
Marine Industry as a qualified Commercial Yachtmaster Power, Advanced
Powerboat instructor and VHF Radio Instructor. Currently a member
of the Red Bay Lifeboat serving as Helmsman and Station mechanic,
up Redbay Powerboating in 2007 as an RYA recognised training centre.
Charles has competed in various RIB events throughout Scotland and
Ireland. Born in Scotland, Charles now lives in Co. Antrim in Northern
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