Debbi has been racing with PYC since 2013, though started full time in November helping Lucy both on and off the water as the business develops. She brings a depth of experience, from sailing the Southern Ocean and in Antartica, to skiff racing in the Solent, though most recently from the Technical department of the RYA.
Damian has a wide variety of maritime experience and is a commercially qualified mariner having worked on Container and Tug vessels. In 2013 Damian raced the Caribbean 600 on Northern Child, whilst waiting to find out if he had been selected to be a skipper in the Clipper Round the World Race; a month later he was informed that he had been chosen from 600 applicants. Damian went on to skipper a Clipper 70 before being forced to leave for personal reasons after just three legs of the race. He has competed in three Sydney Hobart races, two Rolex Middle Sea Races and many other races in Australia. For three years Damian was the master of a 29m yacht called Aphrodite.
He is now taking charge of Northern Child, and looks forward to welcoming you onboard!