The Crew


The Crew

Alan is the World Leader in extreme powerboating and guest speaker at the 2011 London Boat Show. Alan has gained over 37 world records in the past 10 years. He has powerboated 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.  For full details about Alan’s outstanding past achievements view his website at

Clive Tully

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.

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 3 large boats over the last 10 years, but also to set up the first wholly owned British RIB building company in China in 2008. Joe is also a fully qualified expedition medic living in the Malvern Hills with his family. Joe’s accomplishments can be viewed at and

Joe Mearns

Jan Falkowski

London psychiatrist Jan has been heavily involved in RIBs and powerboat racing since the first round Scotland race in 1990. Jan has set 9 world records and currently holds 7. Jan was in Team Buzzi Bullet/Silverline taking second in the powerboat P1 world championships in 2004, 2005 and 2007 and 2009. In 2010 he competed in the 50th Cowes – Poole – Cowes race, finishing first, 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. Jan is also a fully trained medic.

Pietro Giovannoli

Peter 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.

Steve Mason

Steve is an electrical engineer, a qualified BWSF tournament Ski boat Driver and a MCA RYA Yachtmaster. He joined the team of the Lively Lady Project and skippered her 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 "Robertsons Golly”.

Alan Priddy

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Robert is UK-born and currently lives in Gibraltar. He holds a private pilot licence, travelled overland to India in a Land Rover, is a Real Tennis Champion, trekked to the North Pole and is a World Champion Elephant Polo player too. Robert’s role on board is Watch Leader and assistant Bosun.

Robert Mackenzie

After training as a Royal Marine Commando James specialised as a coxswain in the Royal Marines and served as an LC in Boat Troop and an Instructor in Raiding Troop at Royal Marines Poole. James qualified as an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Sea Survival Instructor, and has served for 7 years on the RNLI Lifeboat Crew in Lymington. James holds a World Speed Record for circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight in the Honda 150 Class, set in 2008 with Dan Whapples as his Navigator. Also in 2008 James and Dan won the Cowes – Poole – Cowes race in the same Class. More recently James has worked in Maritime Security, specialising in Anti-Piracy in the Indian Ocean. James lives in Lymington with his two children, George and Harry.

James Brooke

Paul Sleightholm

Paul is a London property developer who has been an avid water sports fanatic since the age of 13. Paul has completed transatlantic and trans-Panama yacht deliveries under sail. He keeps an 8m open Scorpion RIB in central London. In May 2013 he completed a circumnavigation of the British Isles with her over six days. Paul is delighted to be joining Alan and his team.