August 2, 2022
Ready to RockIt Round Britain and Ireland premium
Final practise races, final preparations, and the final few days in which to panic! July was all about time on the water and staying cool in the heat we have been experiencing. In addition to the high temperature, for yet another year, we have also been plagued by light winds. This makes me apprehensive ahead…
July 5, 2022
Racing to the start line premium
RockIt continues her preparations for the big event this year. Time seems to be passing so quickly we have taken to counting down the days. This month has seen us complete our second and third race with lessons being learnt along the way. We have greater confidence in our rig set up and sail choice,…
June 8, 2022
Watery adventures of a different kind premium
Late autumn last year I headed to Leicestershire and embarked on an altogether different experience out on the water. I was invited to spend a couple of days on a narrowboat on the Grand Union Canal and, although that may seem like a world away from ocean racing, I was to discover that there were…
June 6, 2022
June jubilations premium
We left May behind and entered June with a whirl of street parties, cream teas and bunting as the Jubilee celebrations marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne took over the UK. The bonus bank holiday was a boon for me as it allowed our most recent RORC Race to start on Thursday lunchtime…
May 12, 2022
The Double Handed Offshore Season gets underway for Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson onboard “RockIt” premium
Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson will hit the Double Handed start line together for the first time this weekend as the accomplished British duo start their  Double Handed Offshore Series season racing their new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 ‘RockIt’.  A new partnership for this 2022 season, the pair will be taking part in the De Guingand Bowl overnight race,…
April 29, 2022
Back on the water premium
You know Spring has finally sprung when the sun is shining, and all the Easter chocolate has been consumed. Recently it really has felt as though we have turned a seasonal corner and can look forward to summer and the warmer weather it will bring. The timing of the better weather is perfect as, in…
April 2, 2022
The power of sport premium
The month started with International Women’s Day and this year it was themed around #BreakTheBias and focussed on imagining a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive and where difference is valued and celebrated. These are worthy goals, but we know there is much work…
February 28, 2022
Time is flying premium
I am not sure what has happened this year, but 2022 feels like it is moving at hyper speed. I think many of us had adapted to a slower pace of life during the pandemic and now that we have free reign with activities again, the calendar is being filled and I find that I…
January 31, 2022
RockIT-ing into 2022 premium
The announcement that Shirley Robertson and I are joining forces for 2022 went out at the beginning of January and it was fabulous to start the year with a buzz. I have been overwhelmed at the positive reaction we have received towards our new project and want to share some of our plans for the…
December 21, 2021
Merry Christmas one and all premium
Wherever we all find ourselves spending this Christmas, I hope your day is filled with light, laughter and spent with people you love. I wish everyone a fun and safe festive season and look forward to catching up in the New