August 28, 2019
Sailing in the Solent premium
A busy summer month which saw much activity in the sailing world right on my doorstep. This not only filled my days either spectating, volunteering or actually taking part but also allowed me the opportunity to catch up with people I have not seen in a while due to the busy lives we all lead.…
August 6, 2019
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – S/Y AEGIR premium
What a spectacle! The start of 400 boats leaving the Solent for the Fastnet Race at 15 minute intervals really is an impressive sight. The difference this year was that the wind allowed us to exit the Solent in one hit. There was better breeze than expected and with so many boats ahead of us,…
August 2, 2019
Summer sailing premium
So July was mainly taken up sailing the Pacific from LA to Hawaii in the Transpac. You can check out my earlier race report blog for more detail but, suffice to say, it was a huge success with our team winning our division by 12 minutes and securing no less than four prizes at the…
July 23, 2019
Transpac Race onboard Oaxaca, Santa Cruz 50 premium
The start line on Friday 12th July was a busy one with many competitors scheduled to begin that day. There are three start days for various classes, each starting on a different day and the faster boats departing on the final start on Saturday 13th July. For us it was a poor start and we…
July 12, 2019
Los Angeles to Honolulu Transpac premium
Southern California has been home to a record number of entries for the race from Los Angeles to Hawaii in the 50th edition of the 2225 mile LA-Honolulu Transpac.  The line up comprises 33 monohulls and 2 multihulls and race organizers from the Transpacific YC started the first wave of entries on Wednesday lunchtime. My start is Friday…
July 10, 2019
Press Release: SYZ Translémanique en Solitaire 2019 premium
The SYZ Translémanique en Solitaire 2019, a non-stop solo sailing tour of Lake Geneva, today announced the participation of the famous British sailor Dee Caffari.  The first woman to sail solo around the world without assistance from east to west, sixth in the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe and then skipper of the yacht “Turn the Tide…
June 28, 2019
Talking and taking sustainability seriously premium
June has been a luxury as I have been mainly UK based, allowing me to spend time with my four legged friend and catch up with friends and family. Earlier in the month I joined BOAT International for their Ocean Talks held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Supported by Ocean Family Foundation and…
June 26, 2019
California Offshore Race Week premium
California Offshore Race Week extends along a coastline that has been referred to as the Blue Serengeti. The California current brings nutrient-rich waters and long-term oceanic cycles that have produced highly variable conditions. This rich ecosystem teems with sharks, seals, tunas, whales, albatross and sea turtles. Racing from San Francisco down the California Coast to…
June 12, 2019
Man Overboard premium
I am, as a professional sailor, a strong advocate for safety at sea and I know when I join teams, we talk through the worst case scenarios, procedures and actions. We identify locations of safety equipment and talk about the rules for the yacht we are sailing. It is then common practise to perform a…
June 3, 2019
Health, holiday and a trip across the pond premium
May started with a trip to London for the Womens Health Live event. As a guest of Sunsail, I joined a panel onstage of legendary athletes, sprint cyclist Victoria Williamson and netball player Ama Agbeze to discuss motivation, comparisons with males, set backs and all things related to womens sport. The event attracted people interested…