The Fastnet or not…

This is one of those updates that I really didn’t want to have to write. As you may have seen, Hannah Stodel Racing didn’t make it to the start of the Rolex Fastnet race today. We had secured our entry for the Rolex Fastnet Race at the beginning of the year, which in itself is…

Catching up…

So I guess it time for a really good catch up… First off, who has been watching and tracking the Vendée globe with the same level of obsession as I have?  It’s been such an addictive race to follow; with all the boats being so close, the weather being just that bit different, and the…

The bike that goes nowhere…

So if you follow me on social media, you’ll notice that recently a lot of my posts and stories have been Peloton related right?  I also realise that a lot of you also know how much I hate cardio, and that my relationship historically with fitness and training in general has been anything but positive;…

Happy New (Mid) Year- yeh it’s a bit late…

Hello Everyone!  Sorry for the rather late New Year post- it seems a bit ridiculous writing a new year post at the moment if Im being honest with myself…  When I sat down to finish writing this piece, I never expected to be where we are now, I don’t think anyone could’ve imagined we’d be…

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…