A year ago today, me and my guitar (and a lot of sailing kit) boarded a plane to Miami. It was not a particularly well-thought-through plan. I had been hoodwinked into the idea by a certain John Bertrand, who had somehow convinced me that a month of training and racing in Florida would be a […]
“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore It is scary and exhilarating to launch into an endeavour with so many challenges and unknowns. But the opportunity to pursue the dream that I have had since I was a child is too great to pass up, and […]
I have just battled my way through what will be my last international sailing event for some time. It was really difficult mentally to race knowing that it was my final regatta before taking a break due to lack of funding. On the plane home from Abu Dhabi, I was reflecting on what international sailing […]
I am flying to Abu Dhabi this evening for the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup Final, and I am so excited to get racing again! I was fortunate enough to attend the inaugural World Cup Final last year, and it was an awesome experience – the venue is incredible and with only the top […]
I am writing this from a UK-bound Air China plane 36,000 feet above Mongolia (to be precise my little screen informs me we are going past Ulaangom) having just managed to negotiate the seaweed concoction that was served for dinner (I am not particularly averse to seaweed in itself, but combined with an especially nasty […]
Writing an update is much more fun than trying to sort out a Chinese visa, so here we go..! First stop since the last update was Aarhus, Denmark for the Europeans. Turns out that when you are driving from Calais, Denmark is FAR AWAY. It was an adventure. I drove out with fellow Radial sailor, […]
My interview with South Coast Journalism on the experience of competing in the inaugural ISAF World Cup Grand Final can be found here.
British Sailing Team review of performances at the Abu Dhabi inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final can be found here.