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Putting sailing in perspective

A few weeks ago, Bart, a fantastic bloke and great sailor tragically died sailing an AC72. Bart was one of the nicest guys you could meet. He always had some good advice to pass on and something positive to give you a lift. One of the things he always asked me during the trials and […]

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Back to Hyeres

Last week I headed back out to Hyeres for some in an SB20, which is a small keelboat. I was racing with Helena Lucas, Lucy MacGregor and Richard Mason. It was a bit odd being out in Hyeres and not racing my Radial, but it was great fun sailing with the rest of the guys […]

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Hyeres Bronze!

Second regatta of 2013 and second medal! With 4 of the top 5 from the Olympics competing Hyeres Regatta promised to be a good test of how my racing had progressed and another medal shows the winters work has all been going in the right direction. The first 2 days of racing saw light winds […]

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All set for Hyeres Regatta!

It’s been a busy few weeks since Palma regatta but I’m now out in Hyeres for the next leg of the ISAF World Cup. Racing starts tomorrow and there will be more info on the event website at swc.ffvoile.com I had a busy few weeks between regattas, racing at a Laser UK Qualifier at Hayling […]

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Gold at Princess Sofia Regatta!

Really pleased to have come away from a challenging weeks racing at the ISAF World Cup in Palma with a win! Definitely looks like the winter training is heading in the right direction and some good lessons learnt from the regatta to move on again.   ISAF were testing out some new scoring formats for […]

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Ready for Racing

I’ve spent the last 5 days training out in Palma in preparation for my first ISAF Sailing World Cup event of 2013. This year they’re trying a slightly different format with the racing so it’ll be interesting to see how that goes. More info on the regatta is at the event website http://www.trofeoprincesasofia.org/ We’ve had hiking […]

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Getting ready for regatta season

Since my last blog I’ve been busy with training in Weymouth and Palma, getting in some useful work with the rest of the British squad. I’ve also raced the first UK Laser Qualifier of 2013 held at Stokes Bay SC. The qualifier went well, we had a shifty NE breeze but I managed to win […]

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Week in Weymouth

Having spent a few weeks training abroad it’s been great to get in some quality training back in Weymouth this week. It was great to get out on my mountain bike for a few laps of Portland at the start of the week, you can’t beat an early morning blast around the island to wake […]

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Spanish Sailing!

Since escaping the cold of the UK at the start of February I’ve had some great training sessions out in Spain. My first training camp was out in Gran Canaria, training alongside the Danish squad and Cagla from Turkey. We had 5 days of hiking breeze and some huge waves, check out the pictures! They […]

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From Tenerife to windy Weymouth

I just about managed to escape the snow last Sunday to head to Tenerife for some training. Although it was slightly worrying when we were sat on the runway and the planes wings were being de-iced! But what a contrast when I arrived in Tenerife to 5 days of sunshine, waves and good wind. I […]

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