Let’s go on an adventure!

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“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 […]

Messing about in boats.

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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 […]

Mid-air above Mongolia

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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 […]

National Champion! #likeagirl

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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, […]

After the end of the Worlds

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Obviously September has been a very important month for all of us in the Olympic sailing world, with the ISAF World Championships in Santander being the pinnacle of everyone’s season. I finished 16th in Santander in what was predominantly a light wind week, my least favoured conditions. I was really happy with the result. A […]

From Rio, with love.

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July has been great! It has been such a productive month of training, starting with a training camp in Santander, Spain, which is the venue for the ISAF Sailing World Championships in September. We have a Laser Radial World Championships every year but the ISAF Worlds only happens once every 4 years – all the […]

The busy month of May!

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Where did May disappear to?! Time flies when you’re having fun, right?! May started off with a really fun ‘Moppy Camp’ down at Salterns Sailing Club, the children’s sailing club in Lymington where I first learned to sail more years ago than I care to remember! There are two Moppy Camps per year where a […]