December 19, 2019
Good wishes for the festive season premium
As we approach the end of an eventful 2019, I reflect on a year that has been an interesting mix of activities for me personally. I have competed in a variety of sailing events across the globe and been fortunate to sail with some talented teams and individuals along the way. Being invited to speak…
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December 4, 2019
Sailing now and in the future premium
  As we come towards the close of 2019, life has been a good mix of sailing and speaking. In the last edition of The Ocean Race I had the pleasure of sailing with Francesca Clapcich onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic.  Francesca had launched her latest project at the Barcolana in October and invited…
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October 16, 2019
Les Voiles de St Tropez & Barcolana premium
St Tropez on the French riviera is playground to the rich and famous and, at the end of September, is transformed into a yachting mecca. Attracting classic yachts as well as hi-tech super fast modern yachts, they all have one aim – to go racing. The Les Voiles de St Tropez event boasts a huge…
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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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