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….

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…

Black pudding :-)

It’s official… We can now eat black pudding by the bucket load, whilst claiming to be eating a superfood!! – hurray!! Recently the good old staple of an English Fry up has been getting a lot of attention, and I for one am pretty excited… Now of course black pudding is a bit like marmite,…

Theme hospital!!

This is a random post, but if like me you grew up in the 90’s, then you’ll have no doubt come across Theme hospital… Theme Hospital was one of those games that used to be on a CD, took ages to load, had horrendous graphics, but was totally addictive. Bullfrog (the creators)  were really onto…

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…