March 28, 2017
Embracing Renewables premium
Last week I was invited to address the Scottish Renewables Conference in Edinburgh. They wanted to me to talk about the development of renewable power in offshore sailing. With the success of Conrad Coleman completing the Vendee Globe without the use of any fossil fuels, we have confidence now that our need of diesel is much…
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March 15, 2017
A delivery like no other premium
We had 5000 miles to cover in just 18 days. The race yacht had achieved line honors in a classic offshore race and celebrations were taking place at 2200hrs until well into the early hours. Meanwhile, discreetly in the background, the boat was being prepared for another voyage. Just 12 hours after crossing the finish…
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February 8, 2017
A winter of Inspiration premium
It seems that this time of year is given over to Boat Shows. Time to check out new gear available on the market, see some new boat innovations and probably more importantly have chance to catch up with friends and colleagues. I have been fortunate enough to visit the London Boat Show where I spent…
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November 30, 2016
Grabbing Opportunities As They Arise premium
Back in September I remember thinking that once that month had ended I didn’t really have much in my calendar. I had also reminded myself that life is about opportunities and you should try and grab them when they arise. Welcome to my life now for November and December. The beginning of November was all…
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November 30, 2016
The Secret to Time Management premium
The Volvo Ocean Race is a not just a race against your rivals, it’s a race against the clock. Time is the most precious resource you have, and to make the best use of your time can be the difference between feeling in control, performing to the best of your ability, or being stressed, on…
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November 28, 2016
Managing Stress in the Volvo Ocean Race premium
There are many similarities between the Volvo Ocean Race and modern global business. Companies can use the event and the athletes as a platform to drive conversation and change around topics such as leadership, sustainability, teamwork and personal development. Here’s a blog I put together on how stress can affect you when you’re 2,000 miles…
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October 19, 2016
Giving Back at Grassroots premium
It is that time of year where people are looking at the end of the season in the UK. The nights are drawing in and the temperatures have dropped. The wind has a chilly feel to it and there is the threat of rain more often. The clocks are about to change and then it…
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September 19, 2016
A Change of Season premium
There has been an notable change in the temperature here in the UK but we are now able to enjoy the freshening breeze of the Autumnal season. We have seen the annual cricket match played on the Bramble Bank in the middle of the Solent signalling the end of the summer. The Southampton Boat Show…
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August 3, 2016
New Skills premium
Last week I was able to be on the receiving end of knowledge transfer. I joined The Magenta Project for a week of near perfect conditions sailing on a GC32 foiling catamaran. OC Sport kindly gave us access to a boat to help provide an opportunity for female sailors to gain some experience foiling. The…
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June 28, 2016
Rich Wilson premium
With just five months to go there is only one thing a certain 27 skippers are thinking about and that is the Vendée Globe. A race solo, non-stop and without assistance around the world departing Les Sables D’Olonne, France on Sunday 6th November. This is the 8th edition of the race and the current record…
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