Prospector Crew Biographies and Job Descriptions
While we have been making our way across the Atlantic each of us has
taken some time to write our biographies and a description of what we
do on Prospector. We have also listed the playing card Scotty Tompkins
has assigned to each of us, which we display in a name patch on our
crew jacket. Only Scotty knows the meaning of the selection – address
all card related questions to him.
Larry Landry Navigator/Tactician King of Spades
Larry was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts on and grew up in
Manchester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Manchester High
School in 1974 and the University of Vermont in 1978. While at UVM
he met his wife Toni, they have dated each other for 38 years and been
married for 31. Larry and Toni have two sons and a daughter in law.
Matthew, 29, who married Claire Jenkins last September, is onboard
Prospector for the TR2015. He is a bowman and media officer. Kit, 24,
will race with Larry once a year, just to keep his Dad happy. Larry has
worked as an investment banker at JPMorgan and its various heritage
firms since 1978. Larry has owned racing sailboats since 1982, starting
with Errant, a J24. In 1989 the Landry family bought a J40, also named
Errant, which was cruised and successfully race by the family and their
friends until 2011. In 2012 Larry bought White Witch, a King 40, which
has been raced extensively and successfully for the past four years.
Several members of the White Witch crew are part of the crew for
Prospector. Larry and Toni also race the Hulabor
(Hughes/Landry/Pribor) syndicate’s H12.5, Hulabor II, as part of the
Shelter Island Yacht Club’s H12.5 fleet.
Larry is Prospector’s navigator, tactician and onboard meteorologist.
His primary responsibility is set a strategy and a course to make sure we
reach our destination, get there safely and get there faster than our
Paul McDowell Watch Captain King of Diamonds
Paul was born in London, England and raised in Douglaston, Queens
and Shelter Island, NY. His proudest academic achievement is
graduating from Tulane University. He also earned a law degree from
Boston University. He met his wife Susan while both lived in Newport
during its heyday in the 1980’s. They have been married since 1988 and
have two daughters, Brekke and Larsen and a French bulldog named
Indie. Paul started sailing at Shelter Island Yacht Club as a child
eventually becoming a sailing instructor at the club. In college Paul
sailed intercollegiately at Tulane. After college he migrated to sailing
offshore race boats while living in Newport. Paul currently works as an
executive at public real estate investment trust but has dreams of
becoming a goat farmer as he likes the way they smell.
Onboard Prospector Paul is one of the watch captains and a principal
Colette Storck Queen of the Interior Queen of Hearts
Colette grew up in Huntington, New York. She is the oldest of 10
children, Captain Tery being number 9. Though she had done a little bit
of sailing, she really became involved in big boat sailing when she met
John Storck, around 1980
While doing a lot of Long Island Sound bouy and distance racing on the
Storck family Ericson 39, Jonrob, Colette became navigator, cockpit
crew, chief sandwich maker and cook on the distance races.
John and Colette were married in 1982. They continued to race and
cruise the Jonrob as their family grew. They have 4 children, all of
whom are as passionate about sailing as their father. They all became
extremely involved in junior sailing at a high level and seemed to enjoy
it very much. Colette spent many years driving dinghies up and down
the east coast, and beyond, as John raced his J80 Rumor. They also all
sailed in college. John won College Nationals, coed & team racing with
his HWS team in 2005, he then coached Dartmouth sailing for 9 years.
Kaity was Women College sailor of the year in 2008. She also sailed the
Transatlantic race in 2011. After college, Erik went on to campaign a
49er for the 2012 Olympics. He and his crew, Trevor Moore, were 15th
at the Olympics in Weymouth.
Two of John & Colette’s children are married. Erik married Aly
Whitehead in Oct. 2013. Kaity and Baker Potts were married June,
2014. John will marry Emily Anderson this October. Ian, just graduated
from Dartmouth. They are very excited to meet their first grandchild, as
Erik and Aly are expecting a son in November.
Onboard Job Chef de Cuisine
Colette would tell you that her job is boiling water. Boiling water to
make freeze dried meals or for coffee. But that way undersells what
Colette does. Good meals and healthy snacks are the fuel that keeps us
going. They are a critical component of maintaining crew morale. Over
the last year as we have campaigned Prospector or delivered her to or
from race venues, the Prospector crew have become pretty discerning
consumers of freeze dried meals. Straight out of the box they can be
pretty tough to take. Colette has experimented with various
combinations of things to add to each meal to make it actually edible.
After dinner she makes sure to leave out leftovers for her raccoons to
snack on overnight. She also has a wide array of fruit and snacks to
keep us going through the day or night. Nothing beats a cold piece of
fruit such as, pineapple, apples, oranges or grapes, or a cold glass of
juice when you are hot and tired and need a pick me up. We also have
on board a wide array of candies, snack bars and energy foods.
Colette also does all of our provisioning, taking a big burden off her
brother Tery. It is no small task to shop, sort and stock every type of
domestic foodstuff or necessity for 14 wise guys on a 60 foot race boat.
Finally, and most importantly, Colette looks after us. Believe me, we
need a lot of looking after. She keeps track of who has and hasn’t
eaten, making sure every one of us gets fed. Whenever one of us
needs something, Colette makes sure we get it.
Her job is miserable. Looking after 14 rambunctious, opinionated,
smelly guys. When she is boiling water the heat and humidity below
decks becomes intolerable, yet she tolerates it with her usual cheerful
demeanor. Colette is also tough as nails. Much tougher than any of
the rest of us. She is almost always below decks, even in the roughest
conditions, and never, ever is seasick. The rest of us will all be lining up
for Dr. Dave for seasickness meds.
Colette is a saint. We would be lost without her.
Tery Glackin Boat Captain King of Hearts (the Suicide King)
Tery was born and raised in Huntington NY. He is the 9th in a family of
ten. He learned the love of sailing at an early age when older siblings
took him sailing on some of the big boats they raced on. Tery quickly
forged a love of racing as it was his best avenue to sail, and as a 6’ 14yr
old, excelled at the position of foredeck. Campaigning first a Pearson
Flyer then a J/35, Tery quickly built a resume that would gain him many
rides on a variety of boats in numerous races. These high level events
were both offshore and buoy racing. After a short stint of being a stock
broker on Wall Street after college, Tery ventured out to find his way in
the sport he loved. Tery sailed professionally form 1994 to 2002. It
was in 1999 that he started a sailing industry business that managed
small to mid-size grand prix race boats. His business, Fast Track, grew
in popularity and he learned a great deal about running a business and
managing not only boats but people as well.
Tery returned to the financial world in 2006 and is presently 50%
partner in Aquidneck Wealth Management which has $45M assets
Tery’s primary interest is being a good and loving partner with his wife
Mary and a great father to his two kids, Finn (6) and Ellie (3). They live
in Jamestown RI and the whole family can either be found on the water
in season or on the slopes at the Glackin Family Ski house in the winter.
When not home with his family or at the day job with AWM, Tery has
stayed involved with boats by running White Witch, Larry Landry’s King
40. It is through this arrangement that he has the opportunity to be on
the Prospector Crew. White Witch is also home to the yearly Glackin
Onboard Job - Chief Cat Herder (Safety Officer, Crew Boss, and chief
physical plant attendant) and ESU
Tery’s primary objective is to keep Prospector‘s amazing crew safe at all
times. Much of that role was done prior to the start of the TR through
training, crew selection and equipment purchases. This role continues
on board hourly as well. His second goal is to keep Prospector
functioning at the highest level and to effect repairs quickly and
effectively as possible. Also and of nearly equal importance, Tery
consults and contributes to the over-all game plan decisions. Then is
responsible for executing those maneuvers with the crew. Lastly, Tery is
the ESU (Emergency Services Unit) and is called upon to lead the charge
to douse the proverbal fires as they arise (usually when Paul and Henry
are on watch together).
Tim Keyworth Main Trim/Helm 3 of Clubs
Tim was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland and started sailing on
the Chesapeake Bay with his father Will at age 6. Tim was introduced to
offshore sailing in 1984 at the age of 15 spending a summer with his
uncle Mike on Nirvana racing in the Pan Am Clipper cup in Hawaii.
During college Tim moved to New Haven CT and finished his education
at SCSU in New Haven. He resides in Deep River CT, with his wife
Maureen and daughter Addison (10). Tim has raced competitively both
around the buoys and offshore all his life in various one design -and big
On board Prospector Tim’s primary role is trimming and driving. He is
also the crew foreman for his watch. Finally, Tim serves as a tactical
sounding board for Paul and Larry.
Jeff Hughes Trimmer/Helm Jack of Diamonds
Jeff was born in New Jersey, graduated from Villanova University and
attended New York University Graduate School of Business. He spent
32 years working at Merrill Lynch in various management positions
before retiring in 2005. He serves on several boards and is an Advisor
to The Olayan Group in NYC.
Probably the most important part of his early childhood was spending
summers in Southampton, N.Y. were he learned a love of the water,
boating, and sailing. He also met his wife of 42 years, Karen during
those glorious summers and they have two wonderful children –
Andrew, 32, who is married to Eliza Johnson and lives in San Francisco –
and Alexandra, 30, who is a teacher in Aspen, Colorado.
Karen and Jeff bought a J-24 in 1980 and have since owned several
Little Harbor sailboats before building a custom 64ft Pilothouse Sloop
designed by Ted Hood and built by Lyman Morse [all named Amelia].
Despite several Bermuda Races, a Marblehead Halifax Race and an
Annapolis Newport Race, cruising (and exploring) has been much more
a part of the Hughes Family sailing agenda than racing, so the TR 2015
is quite an experience for Jeff.
Jeff’s primary responsibilities on Prospector are main trim, grinding
winches, driving the boat, and posing as an elder statesman.
Andrew Wolf Lead Grinder Ace of Diamonds
Andrew hails from Greenport, New York. His wife Heather and their
children Lena and Drew are active members of SIYC and sail for fun as
well as competitively in club one-design and handicap fleets. Heather
and Andrew currently co-chair SIYC’s Junior Sailing Program and
Andrew is a director for the regional organizing entity for junior sailing.
When not thinking about sailing adventures Andrew plies his trade in
the financial risk technology field. His career has included stints
throughout the US, Europe and most importantly South Africa where he
and Heather initially met.
As a member and former commodore of Greenport’s storied Chinese
Yacht Club Andrew worked with a group of local sailors to restore the
Brooklyn Ocean Challenge Cup to competition in 2007. The Cup
originally deeded in 1904 by the commodore of the Brooklyn Yacht Club
to promote small boat ocean racing is one of Long Island Sound’s most
illustrious cups. It is now the featured prize in the annual Greenport
Ocean Race which has become an epic October “gear buster”
originating in Greenport and circumnavigating Block Island.
Without question one of the most fortuitous turn of events in Andrew’s
sailing career was a casual invite to join Landry Racing for an SIYC
round-the-island race. His entire family, dubbed the “Wolf Pack” have
enjoyed several outrageous seasons with Team White Witch. This has
included countless sessions dubbed “chapters” in the “Glackin Way”.
All of this has led to Andrew joining the Prospector Campaign en-route
Andrew is the lead grinder aboard Prospector which fundamentally
entails keeping the younger more gullible crew spinning the bikes. He is
also an honorary member of Tery’s “MacGyver crew”.
Lucien Moore Mast/Grinder Four of Clubs
Lucien was born in Paris France, and while raised in Chester CT enjoyed
many trips back to various parts of France during his upbringing. This
trips where mainly involving sailing which he started at age four under
the tutelage of his father and grandfather both lifelong sailors and
racers. After years of dinghy sailing from lasers, 470s and skiffs Lucien
moved into the sport boat and big boat racing scene while attending
the San Francisco State University. After deciding to commit to a career
in the marine industry Lucien moved to Newport Rhode Island and
graduated the Boatbuilding and Restoration program at the
International Yacht Restoration School in 2012. Now employed at
Carbon Ocean Yachts in Bristol RI and finishing a Technology leadership
and management degree at Roger Williams University, Lucien continues
to focus on his passion for offshore racing. I am also infatuated with
beanie babies and Scott Tompkins
Onboard Prospector Lucien is the mast man, grinder, boat builder and
general mover of things too heavy for the old guys to lift.
Scott Tompkins Mate/Grinder/Helm/Sailmaker Jack of Spades
Scott (native species: North Atlantic Boat Raccoon) was born in New
York City and grew up in White Plains, New York. He learned to sail in
dinghies on Western Long Island Sound. At the age of 14 he jumped
into big boat racing and continued on through college while at Fort
Schuyler. When Scotty is not out on the water he enjoys hunting,
fishing, woodworking, surfing and wrenching on his 83’ 300D Mercedes.
His ancestor, Daniel D. Tompkins, served as the fourth Vice President of
the United States.
Scotty is Prospector’s mate. His job entails everything from running the
bow to driving and servicing the boat. Other areas of responsibility
primarily include hydraulics and sail repair.
Dr. Dave" Siwicki, M.D. Pit/Ships Physician Jack of Clubs
David was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania with his sister and
two brothers. He attended St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA then lived
in the West Indies where he obtained his M.D. degree. Dr. Dave retired
in 2010 after practicing emergency medicine for 25 years. He co-
founded Dominion Diagnostics, a national toxicology laboratory
headquartered in North Kingstown, RI.
Dr. Dave's attraction to sailing began in Newport in 1987, racing J24's
and cruising Narragansett Bay. He has participated in a multitude of
offshore races and is a member of several sailing organizations.
He was lucky enough to meet Jeannine in RI and they were married in
1997. They live in Jamestown, RI and enjoy outdoor sports, traveling
and spending time on their boat with daughters Grace, 15 and Faith,
13. Grace attends Moses Brown in Providence and Faith will graduate
from St. Michaels School in Newport next year.
Dr. Dave's position on Prospector is Pit and Ship's Physician. Having
spent a week on Prospector, he has requested that one of his
psychiatrist colleagues meet him in Cowes to help him further evaluate
his fellow crew members and make treatment recommendations for
Brendan Brownyard Watch Captain King of Clubs:
Bruce Lawrence Bow (Lucky) 7 of Spades
Bruce resides with his wife Chantal in Westbrook, Ct. He is a partner in
a residential construction company. Bruce began sailing in and around
the Essex, Ct area as a teen. He had the great fortune to start sailing
with one of his friends father Dr. Bardenheier on the families boat at
Block Island Race week. Since then there have been lots of inshore
racing and lots of offshore racing.
Bruce’s main responsibility on the boat is as a bowman. He also fills in
grinding, trimming, and driving.
Quinn Tobin Pit Ace of Spades
Quinn was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Newport, RI at the age of
five. He started sailing at a young age when his single mother decided
the Ida Lewis Yacht Club Junior Program was a good place to keep him
occupied during the summer months. He sailed dinghies and small
keelboats in college as a member of the University of Vermont sailing
Following a four year sojourn to Jackson Hole, WY, Quinn reconnected
with sailing when he went to work for Tery Glackin at Fast Track Yacht
Management. In 2004 he moved to Annapolis, MD to run the shop at
Chesapeake Rigging, where he honed his splicing and rigging skills.
Quinn comes to the Prospector team after four years of managing the
highly successful DownTime program, a Mills 40 with whom he has won
an IRC North American Championship, a US IRC Championship, a NYYC
Annual Regatta Overall title, with class wins at Block Island Race Week,
NYYC’s Race Week at Newport and the IRC Championship of Long Island
Sound. As the preparateur and rigger aboard Prospector, Quinn’s
duties include the care and maintenance of all standing and running
rigging, winches, deck hardware, and other equipment. His shoreside
responsibilities include logistics, nipper management, and assisting Tery
as Deputy Cat Herder. His primary sailing position is in the Pit, but the
versatile all-rounder can be found anywhere on deck from the bow to
the helm. He is an exceptionally versatile linguist.
Quinn lives in Newport, RI with his lovely fiancée Samantha and their
beautiful daughter Charlie.
Henry Little Main Trimmer The Joker
Henry Little was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts while his father was
attending Harvard Business School. He grew up in Greenwich,
Connecticut and attended high school in Wilton, New Hampshire. He
learned to sail in Christmas Cove, Maine where he spent his summers,
with his parents and his two sisters, Meg and Ann. Henry attended
NYU, but attending college conflicted with his growing sailing career
which was centered in Newport, Rhode Island during its heyday in the
late 1970’s and early 1980’s. In 1977 Henry began his career as a
sailmaker, joining Bill Shore at Shore Sails and moved to Newport full
time. He stayed with Shore Sails until 1990 when he joined Sobstad
Sails. In 1996 North Sails acquired Sobstad’s Newport Loft and Henry
remains at North today. In 1990 Henry married his wife, Karla, from
Buffalo, New York who he had met at the Newport boat show. Karla
and Henry have one daughter, Molly, 16, who attends Tabor Academy.
Molly is an All American High School lacrosse player who has been
recruited to play Division 1 collegiate lacrosse at the University of
Vermont. Go Cats!
Henry is the sailmaker for both the Prospector and White Witch
programs. Onboard Prospector his primary role is Main Trimmer, but
he is also one of our strongest Helmsmen. He is, by far, our most
experienced offshore sailor. He has completed 20 Newport to Bermuda
races, and participated in virtually every major US sailing event and
several International events. In the early 1990s he sailed on Prospector
in her Carrera iteration. His knowledge of the boat is invaluable to the
Prospector team. Henry entertains the crew with a seemingly endless
supply of sailing stories involving legendary yachts and sailors drawn
from his vast experiences. In addition to his trimming responsibilities
Henry also oversees all sail repairs on Prospector with his young
apprentice Scotty Tompkins. Finally, and perhaps most importantly,
Henry serves our Consigliere, no major decision onboard is made
without his input. Henry is a terrific shipmate and an all around great
Matthew Landry Bow/Media Officer 2 of Hearts
Matthew Landry first appeared on the Earth September 14, 1532 when
he emerged from the fiery depths of an undersea volcano buried
beneath the polar ice caps. It was a momentous occasion, celebrated
by many cultures on many planets. Currently, he wanders the universe
righting wrongs with his telekinetic powers, and razor sharp sense of
justice. He also has a photogenic memory. In his free time, Matt
practices taxidermy, and specializes in reanimating dinosaur fossils he
finds during his walks in Central Park, NY and the Gobi Desert. This has
caused problems with the neighbors lately, as they dislike the smell of
formaldehyde and the scratch marks left on their doors by Triceratops
babies. Needless to say, the landlord is not impressed. On board, Matt
is responsible for creating empty candy wrappers of all varieties as well
as vigorous tooth brushings and pyramid schemes. The crew
appreciates his upbeat attitude and general senses of positivity. In a
survey, 13 out of 14 crewmates said he was “an all-around good-guy.”
The 14th person was Larry, who merely commented “Why are we not
talking about me?”