February 28, 2019
Springtime sailing in the sunshine premium
When I was first approached to interview sailing legend, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, I was honoured and excited that we would be carrying out the interview whilst sailing his yacht Suhaili. I then became slightly less excited when I realised that we would be sailing off the south coast of England in mid February. Who knew…
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January 30, 2019
Winter warmer premium
After the great result in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, Wild Oats X was safely delivered back home to Sydney and I was able to enjoy a little sightseeing before heading back to the UK.  Starting the year on the water felt like a good omen and I hope that 2019 provides me with…
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January 1, 2019
New Year Revolution premium
Happy New Year everyone and a warm welcome to 2019. No doubt everyone has been busy making their new year resolutions. This year, instead of the traditional resolutions, I am going to endorse something more drastic –  A revolution, A plastic revolution. It was heartening in 2018 to see so much interest and change relating…
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December 29, 2018
Rolex Sydndey Hobart – Race Review premium
Well, although it was the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, the weather and conditions we experienced made me question where we were in the world. We had warm downwind conditions and finished in 2 days 1 hour 53 minutes and 15 seconds. Crossing the line in sixth place and finishing second overall on IRC. Not…
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December 23, 2018
Happy holidays to one and all! premium
As I write this, I hope that the majority of people will by now have checked out of work to enjoy a few days of festive fun with loved ones. I have managed to dodge the British weather yet again this year as I spend another Christmas with a difference. I have been in Australia…
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November 29, 2018
December down under premium
Well, November hurtled by at a pace and with emergence of sparkly dresses and glitter, we know what is just around the corner! Yes, it’s the Strictly Come Dancing final. My invitation to take part seems to have been lost in the post again this year but that’s probably for the best as I am…
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November 2, 2018
Time to give back premium
October has been another busy month which has taken me to some very different locations to meet a wide variety of people. Volvo Penta and Amer Yachts hosted a Sustainability in Yachting forum in San Remo and I was invited to speak about my experiences as an ocean advocate. The event brought together representatives of…
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September 26, 2018
Autumnal activity premium
Earlier in the month I was onboard legendary and newly restored yacht Maiden for her first voyage. We made our way from the south coast up to London ahead of her global campaign to promote education for girls. The voyage took us under a specially opened Tower Bridge where a royal welcome awaited us. Camilla,…
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August 28, 2018
Urban Drinking Water Challenge premium
“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” As English Poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, states in his poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner first published in 1798. And that statement has never been so true. We take for granted the fresh water that flows from our taps. We then hear the scare stories…
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August 13, 2018
Making events more sustainable premium
The Volvo Ocean Race finished just in time for me to enjoy some of the major sporting events that take place over the summer months. Since I have been back home, we’ve had Wimbledon, Formula One Grand Prix, Football World Cup, European Championships in Glasgow and Berlin, Cowes Week, Sailing World Championships and Tour de…
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