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…

Rio…

I’m sure a lot of you are wondering why it’s taken so long to write about the Paralympics… Well the truth is, I haven’t been able to find the words. To say I’m gutted would be an understatement. I’m disappointed, upset, frustrated, angry and I’ve felt pretty much every negative emotion in between. Working through…

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…

Silver linings…

What a World Championships that was!! It’s funny how going into the World Champs as the defending Champions really puts the pressure on, it makes you fight, it makes you want to hang on to that slightly dented, rather old trophy… I’m not going to lie, having our names on there for the 4th time…

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,…

Appreciation…

How often do you really take time to appreciate things? I don’t mean the sending out thank you cards to everyone for presents received kind of appreciation, nor the “thank you” you give to someone for holding a door open for you type of appreciation. I’m talking more the time to really think, look, and…

Never Giving up..

My Uncles words to live by… This journey so far has taken over 14 years of my life, which is pretty much half of it, and for what- one medal… It sounds a little bit crazy when you think about it; especially now having the World title back under our belts… I once heard a…

Miami so far…

Its January again… So for BSST that means we are in Miami… The 2nd round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup takes place every year in Miami, and since the USA has a great fleet of sonars, and the racing attracts most of the major players on our circuit, it’s an event we rarely miss….