Our Management Team

The overall management of the Foundation is overseen by Trustees appointed by the Royal Cruising Club, with day to day operations undertaken by members of the Executive. Most of the management of the Foundation is done on a voluntary basis

  • Antony Wells

    Antony Wells

    Executive Director

    Antony was appointed Hon Director in Oct 2015 following serving as Treasurer since 2008. He is a Chartered Accountant and has recently retired from a career in aircraft financing. Antony has a share in a 12m offshore cruising yacht which he sails extensively. He has RYA dinghy instructor and Yachtmaster qualifications.

  • Jane Russell

    Jane Russell

    Editor in Chief

    Jane has worked for the Pilotage Foundation since 2007 and is also author of Atlantic Crossing Guide. She trained as a research biologist and then taught sciences before undertaking a 5 year circumnavigation with her husband. More recently they sailed their 39ft steel cutter to the Mediterranean as far as Italy and Tunisia before returning home.

  • Nick Coleman

    Nick Coleman

    Feedback Coordinator

    Nick Coleman has sailed for 30 years principally in NW Europe incl. Scotland, Ireland, the N. Sea and the Baltic. With his wife Liz he owns Swan 43 Trouper – with a shallow keel that comes in handy for creek crawling (accompanied by their two ex-racing greyhounds). As feedback co-ordinator he manages information submitted to the Pilotage Foundation..

  • Nigel  Wollen

    Nigel Wollen

    Baltic Group, Trustee

  • Nick Charman

    Nick Charman

    Market Development Manager

    Nick Charman is a former Treasurer of the Royal Cruising Club, and has been sailing since the age of 14. He now owns a Tanton 43, an un-stayed cat-ketch rigged yacht, on which he has undertaken cruises between Corunna, Scotland and Helsinki, and in future plans sailing further afield as time permits

  • Richard Marsh

    Richard Marsh

    Webmaster

    Richard Marsh is a retired consultant anaesthetist living in Northamptonshire. He has been sailing since childhood and for more than 20 years a member of the 'Pastime' syndicate cruising the waters between Gibraltar, the Baltic and the Azores with an Atlantic crossing in 2001. Webmaster since 2011.

  • David Ridout

    David Ridout

    Chairman, Trustee

    David started sailing dinghies in his pre teens. While a long haul British Airways pilot he, his wife Annette and their two sons cruised the waters of Northern Europe for thirty years in a variety of yachts. On retirement he and Annette completed a nine year, 54,000nm circumnavigation in their Swan 47 Nordlys.

  • Anthony Fawcett

    Anthony Fawcett

    Hon Treasurer, Trustee

    Anthony sailed Fireflies as a teenager and cruised with his family in a variety of yachts. He is a Chartered Accountant and spent most of his career as a banker. He completed a three year Atlantic Circuit in 2007. Since when he has been cruising around the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Atlantic coasts of France and Spain and has re-visited the Azores.

  • Charles Lambrick

    Charles Lambrick

    Hon Secretary, Trustee

    Charles Lambrick has sailed principally in the waters of the British Isles, the Atlantic coasts of France and the Iberian Peninsula, and the Mediterranean. He is a member of a successful syndicate, established in 1984, that formerly owned a She 36 and now owns a Van de Stadt 40.

  • Giles Harrison-Hall

    Giles Harrison-Hall

    Trustee

    A barrister and past Vice Commodore of the Royal Cruising Club. Owner of 'Gaivota' a 43ft gaff yawl built in 1927 which he keeps in Falmouth.

  • Paul  Heiney

    Paul Heiney

    Trustee