The Crew

An all womens boat, Southern Child, races in the 2013 RORC Morgans Cup

Debbi Booth

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 Parnham

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!

Lucy Reynolds - Fastnet Prizegiving

Lucy Jones

Lucy has been with Performance Yacht Charter since the beginning and is the energy and enthusiasm that keeps so many people coming back again and again. Lucy is an accomplished inshore and offshore racing skipper sailing in excess of 100,000 miles, many of which have been on Northern and Southern Child. With many trophies including the Swan Challenge Trophy (RORC Caribbean Season 2015) and the Maite de Arambalza (Rolex Fastnet 2015) as memories of the teams she has helped to gel through the years.

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