The Crew

Patrick Broughton (Paddy)

Having dreamed as a kid about sailing around world, Paddy left Plymouth with Keith in 1995 aboard his Swan 51 Grandee to compete in the Sydney to Hobart race in 1996, winning the racing division of the 1995 ARC transatlantic rally on the way. His racing achievements include 16 Sydney-Hobart, 4 Syd-Mooloolaba, 4 Syd-Gold Coast, 1 Transpac, 1 Fastnet, a Kenwood Cup (on the Australian team), and a number of Etchells NSW State, NZ National and World Championships. A number of those Sydney-Hobart races were on George Snow’s maxi, Brindabella with Lindsay, Bob, Tony, Grant and Matt Souter; great times.
With his brother Keith he raced Kialoa II in the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race and 2017 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, sailing the old clipper route back home to Pittwater, Australia from Plymouth.

Keith Broughton

As an Officer and a mine clearance diver in the Royal Navy, Keith has navigated most of the worlds seas and oceans. He joined Paddy on Grandee’s voyage to Australia 1995-96, competing in his first of five Sydney to Hobart races. Now living in UK, Keith has competed in Cork Week, Key West, Transpac, Fastnet and a number of Dartmouth Regatta’s, J-24 Campaigns, and various off-shore deliveries.

Lindsay May OAM

As navigator, Lindsay has won the Sydney-Hobart race overall a record equalling 3 times with Indian Pacific in 1984, Atara in 1991 and Love and War in 2006. He has started the race a record 49 consecutive times. He has been world 8 metre champion, Australian One Ton champion and represented Australia in the Admirals Cup (taking part in the Fastnet Race in 1983), the Southern Cross Cup and the Clipper Cup. Lindsay joined the crew for the 2017 Fastnet and 2019 Transpac.

Steven McCullum (Rowdy)

“Rowdy” is a Hobart based yachtsman with over thirty-five years of high performance one design and ocean racing experience. His record of World and Australian Championship titles along with multiple wins in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race is one of outstanding achievement, under pinning a strong understanding of the importance of team work, technology and a never give up attitude. With 25 Sydney to Hobart races under the belt and over 90,000 nautical miles to his credit, the passion of sailing is as strong as ever for this Tasmanian yachtsman. He is looking forward to racing the 50th Rolext Fastnet race

Paul Runyan

Paul grew up racing dinghies and offshore boats in Long Island Sound and  came to Australia as the bowman on Courageous in the 1987 America’s Cup.  He’s spent some time working as a sailmaker in both New York and Fremantle.  He has done a lot of distance racing in the U.S. including the Newport-Bermuda, Marblehead-Halifax and the Chicago-Mackinac. He has sailed two Sydney-Hobart races and helped to sail Kialoa from Sydney to LA in 2019 and Sydney to Panama in 2023. This will be his first Fastnet race.

Andrew Cutler (Cutts)

Cutts, as he’s known to just about everyone, has raced in everything from 5.5m, Dragons, Etchells, J24, to two Soling Olympic selection campaigns and Americas Cup campaigns with Gretel II and Kookaburra II. His calming temperament was welcomed for the Fastnet 2017 along with his ocean racing experience of 15 Sydney-Hobarts, 2 Fastnets, and 8 Sydney-Mooloolabahs. Cutts joined Paddy on the Cape Town to Albany leg of the delivery to Australia in 2017.

Sandy McWilliam

A great all-rounder, Sandy came highly recommended  by Lindsay May. He first met us in Samoa when Kialoa was coming back from the 2019 Transpac having commandeered someone else’s dinghy to come and welcome us in. Immensely practical, strong and big, he fits into the Kialoa II crew perfectly. Sandy is a diesel mechanic, high-access rope worker, a skiff sailor and has done 4 Hobart races. The 50th Rolex Fastnet race will be his first.

David Sawdon (Dave)

David is a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster qualified to skipper yachts up to 200 gross tonnes as well as an experienced diver and boat handling instructor. His skill and experience have been fundamental to the project to rebuild Kialoa II. Along with Matt Sutherland, Dave has masterminded everything from planning and executing a complete engine replacement to upgrading the fuel system, replacing hatches and, importantly, keeping the project on track as time became tight. David has raced three Fastnet races and the associated qualifying events as well as a number of Open 60 two handed events including a transatlantic race. He is also the skipper of the beautiful Swan 57 yawl Valhalla and her sistership Swan Galiana. In 2017 Dave finally fulfilled a dream of competing in the Sydney-Hobart race and competed in the 2019 Transpac.

Genevieve White (Gen)

Gen grew up sailing dinghies of all shapes and sizes and did a number of seasons racing Olympic classes in Europe. She has raced a number of offshore races including 8 Sydney-Hobarts, Newport-Bermuda, 2017 Fastnet, 2019 Transpac and the Volvo Ocean Race on Amer Sports Too (all female crew). Her sailing and racing experiences instigated her own safety at sea business. She helped sail Kialoa from Australia to UK and will compete in this years Fastnet race.

Ian Goldsworthy

Ian has raced 6 Sydney-Hobart and 3 Fastnet races as well as representative duties on the 2003 Admirals Cup and 2002 Commodores Cup. With thousands of miles delivering maxis around the Pacific, Ian has also worked as a rigger for an America’s Cup syndicate. Ian was also one of the core crew to sail Kialoa II from Plymouth to Sydney in 2017, and sailed from Sydney to UK for the 2023 Fastnet race.

George Jackson

A qualified Yachtmaster Offshore, George has completed 2 Sydney-Hobart, 3 Fastnet Races, 2 Transpac, 5 Cowes Week and 3 Round the Island Races as well as being on the crew of Rambler for the RYS Bicentennial International Regatta in 2015. A tenuous Aussie link – he did some of his Yachtmaster training up and down the East coast of Australia. A great team player and crew member.

Chris Land

An experienced offshore racer from the US and member of the NYYC Seamanship Committee, Chris’ sailing CV includes 4 Newport-Bermuda races, a Fastnet race, a Caribbean 600 and a Mackinac race. He has competed in two ‘Hobart’s.

Matthew Reed (Matt)

Matt met Keith when they were young midshipmen at BRNC Dartmouth. A very experienced sailor, Matt was also the Commanding Officer of a Royal Navy Patrol boat. Matt has raced J24s, J80s, Folkboats and Swans at numerous regattas around the world. His extensive offshore experience includes 4 Fastnet races, a Melbourne-Hobart and Sydney-Hobart race as well as Services Offshore and RORC races, a Commodores Cup and a Southern Cross Cup. He joins us again for this years Fastnet race.

Tom Gresty

A previous RORC Member Tom has raced 3 Fastnet races and a very large number of the RORC offshore events including the Myth of Malham, St Malo and De Gurnard Bowl. His racing experience includes numerous Cowes and Cork weeks. He competed in the 2019 Transpac and Sydney Hobart race on Kialoa.

Ash Bennett

Ash grew up sailing dinghies and windsurfing, before completing a full career in the RAF Regiment which slowed his sailing exploits down, however between operational deployments he did manage to undertake various sailing expeditions around the European coastlines. He is now retired from the military and is starting to retrain as a Yachtmaster. This is his first Fastnet race.

Angus McChesney

Angus first crewed for Paddy on Grandee in the 1996 Sydney Hobart Race. More recently he completed a 5 year racing campaign aboard a J122E, “Juno” in UK Performance 40 Champions, Fastnet 2021, Middle Sea Race 2021, and RORC Transatlantic 2022. A tad handy in the galley he is a welcomed addition to the crew again for the 2023 Fastnet.

Rob Small

Since gaining his Yachtmasters Rob has sailed the East Australian Coast, competed numerous passages in the Caribbean, Mediteranian and across the Atlantic, and competed in Cowes Week, Swan Worlds, Round the Island race, and 2019 Fastnet (on Kialoa). He has skippered for OUOTC Adventure Training,  Sandhurst Adventure Training, and Dartmouth Regatta.