September 21, 2019
Southampton International Boat Show shapes up on sustainability premium
Sometimes you need to give credit where credit is due. A year ago, fresh off the back of my Turn the Tide on Plastic campaign in The Volvo Ocean Race I visited the Southampton International Boat Show. I was shocked and embarrassed that a major event in our sport was not doing better with regard…
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September 9, 2019
Ocean Obs’19 premium
As a keen ocean advocate, I am thrilled to have been invited to speak at the OceanObs’19 conference in Hawaii next week. The conference is held once a decade – the first one having been held in France back in 2009 with around 300 participants. Momentum has gathered and around 1000 participants are anticipated to…
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September 4, 2019
SYZ Translemanique en Solitare – Race Report premium
I consider myself extremely lucky to take part in some incredible events. Often the easy route would be to say no but sometimes you have to challenge yourself. Incredibly, it has been ten years since I sailed competitively on my own in a yacht race so I will admit to feeling a little apprehensive when…
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August 28, 2019
Sailing in the Solent premium
A busy summer month which saw much activity in the sailing world right on my doorstep. This not only filled my days either spectating, volunteering or actually taking part but also allowed me the opportunity to catch up with people I have not seen in a while due to the busy lives we all lead.…
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August 6, 2019
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – S/Y AEGIR premium
What a spectacle! The start of 400 boats leaving the Solent for the Fastnet Race at 15 minute intervals really is an impressive sight. The difference this year was that the wind allowed us to exit the Solent in one hit. There was better breeze than expected and with so many boats ahead of us,…
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August 2, 2019
Summer sailing premium
So July was mainly taken up sailing the Pacific from LA to Hawaii in the Transpac. You can check out my earlier race report blog for more detail but, suffice to say, it was a huge success with our team winning our division by 12 minutes and securing no less than four prizes at the…
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