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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Four investments I had to make…
When I hear the word investments, I immediately think money and start sweating… No Dad, put down the mobile, its not an "emergency credit card situation", don't panic! I am not talking about the kind of investments where you risk your hard earned cash in the hopes of making making thousands of pounds… I am... Continue Reading →
Beating the cold…
We all know how bad it is when you get that awful scratchy horrible throat, you have become the world's biggest snot machine, and your face feels like it's about to explode. Not to mention that every time you breathe, there is some horrendous gurgling sound, like some kind of mucus monster infestation has built... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year!
Well, firstly… Happy New Year everyone! It’s been a manic start to the year, and a somewhat unbelievable one! Last year ….. which already sounds weird, as it still feels like 2017, but anyway ….. last year, I took the final practical exam that I needed to complete my Yachtmaster Offshore. Going in to the... Continue Reading →
It was the night before Christmas, and not a creature was stirring, well, save from a set of 3 snoring retrievers, one of whom is currently sleep wagging; must be a good dream! I am safely tucked away in France at my Mum’s house, looking forward to celebrating Christmas and letting up on my strict... Continue Reading →
Breaking down my own barriers…
Okay, so unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you really can't have missed the fact that I have set myself the aim to compete in the Vendee Globe in 2020. That's the dream… It is written on my wall, it's been embedded in my brain, on my mind since... Continue Reading →