Cowes Week

Sorry for the lack of updates!  As you can imagine, things have been pretty busy over the last few weeks, as we relocated to Cowes and the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club for some training, putting in some of our last UK based hours on the water before heading to the Paralympics.

Now despite the fact that most of us have been glued to the TV watching all the coverage of the Olympic sailing that the BBC had to offer, we managed to get some actual Sonar racing in, and competed in Cowes Week, as well as getting 2 weeks of really good 2 boat training in!

12 Sonars entered for Cowes Week, which led to some really close racing, and above all some fun chasing the tide and orienteering our way around the solent- note to self; must really learn the location of the marks a bit better!!

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In the action…

A massive thanks goes out to Tuning crew Adam Greaves for stepping on to be the 4th person and to put up with the navigational errors and general shenanigans!!

Whilst in Cowes, someone (and I will still find you!!) nominated me for the Ladies Day prize, this year supported by Slingsby gin.

Weirdly enough, we’d already sent our apologies for the Prize giving and reception, as we were in the protest room deciding if the sonar fleet had sailed the correct course that day- don’t worry, we had! A few frantic phone calls later, and we were persuaded to turn up, and amazingly enough I won!

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Picking up the trophy from the amazing Libby! 

I’m so honoured to have even been nominated for this award, let alone win it; there are so many amazing and incredible women on this trophy, it still feels a little unreal to have my name on it.

Getting presented with the trophy by Libby Greenhalgh was really nice, as she is one of the founding members of the Magenta project having competed in the Volvo Ocean race aboard SCA, and also previously having been meteorologist to Team GBR!!

So for now its onwards and upwards….

I’ll keep you as updated as I can in Rio, but keep your eyes on my Twitter and Instagram for more behind the scenes 🙂

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