Going pink!

This winter I have once again taken on a completely new challenge, and joined the Magenta project as a Mentor for their programme. This is quite a big step out of my comfort zone, one that is challenging not just in execution, but also for my own self belief- am I really good enough to…

Changing Tack…

Somedays things go to plan, and some days they really don’t… After the Fastnet race, I’ve been completely broken, dispirited, lost, and on a downward spiral; letting my depression and my feelings over loosing Bertie get me off track, as well as fighting my distinct lack of confidence and letting my doubts get the better…

Going home…

Last Saturday, I had the honour of being the after dinner speaker at my old sailing cub in Brightlingsea for their annual Laying Up Supper.  It was actually really nice, as I haven’t been back to the  Club in years.  Whilst I’ve had mixed feelings about my time at the club, often feeling that people…

Oh no- the doubt is back!

Okay, the topic of confidence and doubting myself is back…  Throughout my teenage years, I struggled with bullying and I never really had much confidence, and throughout most of my time on the British Sailing team, I always struggled to beat that feeling of never being “good enough” and almost certainly needed endless validation and…

The Rolex Fastnet Race…

The Rolex Fastnet Race has been one of those races that has been on my list of “must dos” for quite some time. It’s a race steeped in history, and one that this year I have been lucky enough to take part in.  Thanks to our latest supporting sponsor HFW, we were off to the…

Loosing Bertie

I’m not going to lie, August was a month that I wouldn’t mind forgetting.  With all the sailing I’ve been doing, I was fortunate enough to have been distracted for most of it, but now as I settle in for a bit of time off, and as I head towards Christmas, I’m reminded that I…

Round Britain and Ireland

So I’m currently sitting in Hong Kong as I write this, after completing the Sevenstar RBI Race just over a month ago… It’s pretty strange looking back over my first big offshore race, and just how far I have come in these last few months, and to say I’m proud would be an understatement. Over…

A little catch up!

Hello Everyone,  I appreciate its been a while since we had a good old update…   Since I last updated you all, things have been moving in very positive directions for all parts of this big crazy dream of mine, and much yachting has occurred, which is always a good thing to me!!  The last…

Figaro adventures…

Richard Branson has been quoted:  “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” ,which pretty much sums up my feelings on being offered the chance to sail a Figaro with Hugh Brayshaw from the Offshore Academy.  As…

Celebrating us women!

So it’s International Womens Day, a time to celebrate women and push for equality and parity between the genders, and this year the hashtag is #PressforProgress. Sailing, as many other sports, is male dominated at the most competitive levels. As a woman who has competed in this arena it adds extra pressure to the life…