Vendee inspiration…

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to head to Les Sables D’Olonne for the start of the 2016 Vendee Globe. Now for you non-sailor types out there, the Vendee is the absolute epic of Ocean racing… The Vendée Globe is the hardest and most famous sailing race in the world. Nicknamed the Everest of the…

Europe so far..

So peeps, its been nearly 3 weeks in Europe and so far it’s been tres bon!! Now as a few of you know, I hate flying…. Well I also hate ferries; so boarding the overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Caen is basically my idea of torture- for 6 hours!! Despite that, the weather for once…

Guernsey antics!

Over the last few days we’ve been lucky enough to be in Guernsey with their Sailing Trust as they launch their brand spanking new RS Venture keel. The Wooden Spoon charity very kindly raised the money to buy the boat for the trust, and as soon as we got the invite, we jumped at the…

Rio trip 487…

I got back from a training camp in Rio just last week. It’s starting to feel a lot like home every time we go there; we have our favourite restaurants, our favourite gym, a coffee shop to die for, as well as a sailing venue that is one of the most epic and beautiful places…

Fear of Flying…

I hate flying… Which when you consider how many flights I take a year, its pretty ridiculous. Currently I’m trying to get over the anxiety induced by a flight on the tiniest plane I’ve ever been on out to Guernsey ahead of a charity event the Team is doing. I’ve been getting better and better…

St Petersburg here we come…

Since finishing the ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta in Miami, we’ve taken a trip northwards to St Petersburg. We’re here for the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta, which is a series around the USA featuring just one-design classes and is being sailed from St Petersburg Yacht Club. This is a good regatta for us to do,…

Some tips for avoiding jetlag…

We travel a hell of a lot… Jetlag is pretty much a part of that… But there are things that you can do to really help, and maybe even prevent it! Below are a few tricks/ tips that we have learnt over our many years of hurtling around the globe to Regattas. 1. Start Shifting…

2016 – The Year of Fearless

Now I don’t normally do shameless plugs, but I’m making an exception for a friend… Everyone head on over to my friend Adrianne’s website: http://www.worldsupbikerun.com She’s off on an epic adventure in 2016, and if you’re short on motivation or inspiration for the upcoming year, you’re sure to find it here!! 2016 really will be…

Exploring Melbourne

I’ve been pretty lucky this week after the end of the Para World Sailing Championships…. Normally we don’t get a great amount of time to explore the areas that we are sailing in, but here we’ve had an entire 5 days in between the 2 regattas!! Exploring melbourne by bike has been a doddle! The…

Australia so far…

So if you’re following me on instagram you might think I’ve swanned off to the other side of the world on Holiday! No…. I haven’t. We’re currently in Melbourne, ahead of the World Championships and then later the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Watching the sunrise as we headed towards AUS, I really took some time…

Travelling essentials :-)

So its time for something a bit lighter… Here are my top traveling essentials! 1. Gaiam Yoga Matt- I love this Yoga mat, its really pretty, Gaiam have a great range, and it travels pretty well. Yoga is great after a long flight, it helps get the blood circulating, and it’s also very relaxing. I…