Green (32), former Glasgow Clipper skipper in The Times Clipper
2000, has been announced as the acting skipper of Jersey Clipper
during the current crew stopover in Cascais, Portugal, with the
next stage of the Clipper 2002 Round the World Yacht Race due to
start tomorrow, Sunday 10 November.
Rowell (35) from Cowes, Isle of Wight, will take over as permanent
skipper of Jersey Clipper in Cuba, at the start of the second race
leg. As replacement skipper, Simon will soon feel at home aboard
Jersey’s 60-foot racing yacht, having skippered Leeds Clipper
-now Hong Kong- in The Times Clipper 2000 Race.
We are naturally sorry to lose Johnathan who quickly established
Jersey Clipper as a very competitive boat in training
is an engineer by trade, having worked for a number of years in
the North Sea, Oman and Pakistan in the oil and gas industry. He
made his come back to yachting in 1997, as skipper of the UKSA Albatross.
experience of sailing in varied waters, from the Solent to the North
Atlantic, puts him in good stead to get a running start with his
new crew on the Cuba to Hawaii leg.
from Nottingham, Simon grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe, and now lives
in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Commenting on his forthcoming challenge,
Simon said, "Ocean racing with such a wonderfully diverse team
of people, some of whom had never sailed before, let alone raced,
was the ultimate challenge in The Times Clipper 2000 Race.
2002, the world's longest race, presents a new set of challenges
and I hope to rise to this fantastic opportunity for the island
Jersey crew made a great start to the eleven month race, securing
a close second place into Cascais, and we will be looking to build
upon this success to provide our many supporters in the Channel
Islands with good cause to celebrate."
on the situation, Jersey Clipper Committee chairman Senator Pierre
Horsfall said, "We are naturally sorry to lose Johnathan who
quickly established Jersey Clipper as a very competitive boat in
training, a reputation firmly reinforced by the crew's excellent
second place in the first race. We wish him all the best for the
welcome both Ed and Simon to the Jersey boat and look forward to
giving them and their crew 100% support as they strive to keep Jersey
Clipper on the podium. Their previous experience as skippers in
the 2000 race will stand them in very good stead and we are lucky
that they have been able to come forward at such short notice to
join the Jersey campaign. We wish them good luck and great sailing."