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CLAPHAM JUNCTION. Next Stop: Pornichet

31st Mar, 2015

‘’Mind the gap between the train and the platform. Mind the gap’‘. The place is buzzing as I push my way through to read the signs. Which direction to head? Have I missed my stop? The train is delayed… and I’m left waiting again. Frustration starts to build, I ...

The Great Balancing Act

2nd Mar, 2015

Since secu ring my place on the start line for the 2015 Mini Transat, time has flown by!. January was an extremely intense month of boat work and trips across the channel, fulfilling current sponsor agreements and creating leads towards new partnerships. While in France, I stripped the deck and int ...

From the Sea to the Shed!

19th Jan, 2015

From the sea to the shed…. It’s been 4 days of late nights in the yard this week, but things are coming along nicely with 633 with the 2015 season now underway. I have quite an extensive jobs list to complete, as well as hoping to purchase a desperately needed new mast!. Training begins ...

Entry for 2015 Mini Transat complete!

10th Dec, 2014

. Entry complete for the 2015 Mini Transat!. On the 6th December, at the Paris Boat Show, I handed in my entry form and deposit for next year’s solo transatlantic race. Within the first half an hour, 49 entries had been made; no doubt continuing the trend of over subscription for this epic rac ...

Back to Brittany

1st Nov, 2014

A couple of months back in March, I set to work at the Solo Sails loft in Newlyn, Cornwall. This was the first time I had sat down with a sail maker to discuss cloth selection, sail design and the actual build process; and the first time I had used a sewing machine! After two weeks of breaking need ...