August 31, 2017
Fresh Young Talent premium
So, my self imposed deadline of the end of August has arrived! Knowing that time is not our friend, getting a crew chosen for team Turn the Tide on Plastic has been paramount and has certainly been my focus since our announcement to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race back in June. The question…
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August 19, 2017
Zero to Hero premium
After the final two races, we have arrived in Cascais, Portugal and I have had a chance to reflect on the whole of Leg Zero. Thinking back to just ahead of Turn the Tide on Plastic’s first competitive outing, I can admit to feeling nervous when we lined up against the rest of the fleet…
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August 10, 2017
Cowes Week, Round the Island, Royalty and the Rolex Fastnet premium
It is hard to believe that it was only just over a week ago that I made my return to the UKSA during Lendy Cowes Week. Last Tuesday I met with the UKSA’s Patron, Princess Royal, ahead of an afternoon of sailing with students and special guests. The UKSA is where it all started for…
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August 1, 2017
Around the world again premium
You might be mistaken in thinking I have fallen off a cliff this year but the reality is that my radio silence has been due to a very exciting new project that has been all consuming these last few months. It is project that is going to see me sail around the world for the…
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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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