About The Crew
I’m Adrian Johnson, skipper of Idefix. I’m 30 years old, and have spent the last twelve years in Seattle. I learned to sail in France when I was a kid, starting out on Optimists, Sunfish, Equipe, catamarans, and my family’s Jeanneau Sun Fizz. I love to sail dinghies, particularly light ones with lots of sail area. When I’m not sailing or working as an aeronautical engineer, I fly sailplanes, scuba dive, eat and cook delicious food, and have a good time in the company of wonderful people. My life rocks.
Here are some of the people who have crewed or skippered on Idefix over the last three years. My apologies for those that I’ve missed. Even greater apologies for those who find themselves here involuntarily!
Shirley is Idefix‘s PR rep, resident artist, singer and tiger handler (more on this below…).
For Shirley, the highlight of sailing a ULDB six thousand miles across the Pacific is the many friendships made along the way.
This irascible narcissist is redeemed by his expert navigational and tactical skills. A polyglot proficient in over 23 languages, Gregor is also our resident translator. Although Gregor is a tame tiger, commenting on his lack of stripes (lost in a washing machine accident) may have grave consequences.
My good buddy and former AeroMech colleague Nick. An avid skydiver, former army officer, and round-the-world traveller, Nick is meticulous and always prepared, but knows how to fearlessly jump on those rare opportunities to do something extraordinary, like sail a tiny ultralight sailboat across six thousand miles of open ocean. Nick had almost zero sailing experience before jumping aboard Idefix.
Peter helped me prep Idefix for the SHTP and sail her back from Hawaii to Seattle. He’s also trimmer and grinder for races. In addition to his sailing duties, Peter owns a company that sells custom-made picture frames and frame accessories. They make a variety of wood and metal picture frames for photographers, hobbyists, and galleries.