The Celtic Challenge Organisers
Alan Blair: Ex RNLI Senior Helm, Founder of the Aberystwyth Rowing Club and Celtic Challenge, Veteran of many rows from Arklow.
Mick Fothergill; Yachtsman and Rower, veteran of many Celtic Challenges
Katy Spain; Rower and has competed in a number of Celtic Challenges
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
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
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
Jimmy Tyrrell; Ex LOM of Arklow Lifeboat Station, experienced yachtsman and boatman and boat builder