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Organisers

The Celtic Challenge Organisers

Patron:

Alan Blair: Ex RNLI Senior Helm, Founder of the Aberystwyth Rowing Club and Celtic Challenge, Veteran of many rows from Arklow.

Chairman:

Mick Fothergill; Yachtsman and Rower, veteran of many Celtic Challenges

Secretary:

Katy Spain; Rower and has competed in a number of Celtic Challenges

Treasurer:

Sian Williams

Committee Members:

Ian Andrews; Abedyfi RC also has rowed the Challenge many times.

Sonia Jenkins; One of the founder members of Celtic Challenge and ex Treasurer.

David (Dai) Jenkins; Ex RNLI Hon. Sec. one of the founder members of Celtic Challenge, Race co-ordinator for ten years and a keen sailor.

Chris Haines; Rower who has taken part in a number of challenges

David Hooper; member of Aberaeron RC and has also rowed the Challenge

Mel Hopkins; Veteran of  many Celtic Challenge

Medical Team:

Dr Stuart Gill; RNLI Helmsman at Aberystwyth and a keen sailor

Ian Brandreth: Advanced Paramedic and a member of the Aberystwyth Lifeboat crew, keen kayaker

Support Boat Assessors:

Charlie Bartlett; Charter Boat owner and Skipper with 42 years’ experience, ex Senior Helm at Aberdyfi Lifeboat and acts as a Coastguard afloat.

Mike Harris; Manager at Aberystwyth Marina, Charter Boat owner and Skipper with many years’ experience and ex Helmsman at Aberystwyth Lifeboat.

Nick O’Sullivan; Owner and Skipper of Angling Charter Boat, master Mariner.

Safety Officer and Coastguard Liaison:

Huw Roberts; Coastguard Rescue Officer and experienced yachtsman, has acted as Support boat skipper for many of the Challenges

Time Keeper:

Cliff Bates; Ex RNLI helm, rower who has competed in a number of challenges

Welsh Sea Rowing Association Representative:

Carol Davies; Rower and has competed in a number of Celtic Challenges

Irish Contact:

Jimmy Tyrrell;  Ex LOM of Arklow Lifeboat Station, experienced yachtsman and boatman and boat builder

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