The Crew

Carole - Dinner Dance Mar 2010


Carole is the co-owner of Barbary Spirit and is looking forward to the day when she can take her grandaughter Imogen sailing with her. Carole has made a bit of an effort amassing knowledge having got her RYA dayskipper theory, radio (vhf and dsc), First Aid at sea, and diesel engine certificates.

Imogen and Grandad July 2010


Alan is Carole’s husband and disputed skipper of Barbary Spirit. They have been married for 28 years and met when they both used to fly sailplanes as a hobby. Alan is Managing Director and owner of AbsoluteSpirit Ltd, a software design company in Mold.
Alan simply loves sailing and hopes that they can be a lot more adventurous in “Spirit”. Ireland and the Isle of Man await her asap.

Alan and Carole also play the celtic drum (bodhran) and often give performances and workshops as part of Curiad y drwm . Not content with that, Carole is becoming an accomplished conga drum percussionist and Alan is learning drum kit. Both are taught by Colin Owen

They are members of North Wales Cruising Club (where Alan is a committee member), Rhyl Yacht Club (where Barbary Spirit spends the winter) and Gresford Sailing Club (where both thoroughly enjoyed learning to dinghy sail in 2009 – without getting wet!!!)

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