April the 25th. In 1719 Daniel Defoe publishes Robinson Crusoe. Francis Crick and James Watson publish their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA in Nature… Read more “STEM event – Big Bang Solent 2019”
January 10th, the date of round 1 of the Young Startup Talent competition. It’s a entrepreneurship competition that looks to promote and support young startups. (Found out… Read more “2019 Young Startup Talent – Round 1”
January the 23rd. In 1368 it was the start of the Ming Dynasty one that would last for centuries. Then in 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell was the first… Read more “STEM Event – Get Inspired Portsmouth”
November the 7th. Little known for the fact Robert Goddard demonstrated solid propellant rockets, and in 1966 lunar orbiter was launched by US. It was also the… Read more “STEM Event – Get Inspired Southampton”
At the beginning of the year I was super fortunate to meet a boat owner who was to go on and enable me to race in my… Read more “Solo Fastnet Video”
Absolutely wild and unique day happened on the 17th of November. In the midst of a force 4 with building waves two swimmers set off from Gilkicker… Read more “Solent Swim 2018”
Sailing on Full Circle a Sunfast 3200 R2 as part of the JOG season from Cowes to Poole and back. Absolutely stunning weather and quite the change from the morning. Transitioned into a solid 15kts of wind being swept out of the solent.
We were very happy with 3rd in the double handed class due to how close everyone finished, it was nearly much worse with a little discussion about whether we had to round the penultimate mark...
The way back was much more lively with 20+knots at time, thankfully a decision to higher out the start (although not popular with fellow sailors) meant we could fly the kite all the way to the mark. Gybing down the Solent was quite the hair raising bit as we were so close to catching fellow competitors with slightly different sail configurations.
Sailing… It’s all sunshine, blue water and perfect wind isn’t it? The occasional dolphin leaping in the air around you and G&T in hand as the water… Read more “Behind the scenes – Preparing for the Solo Fastnet”
From the recent race offshore I’ve found that the whole experience of offshore sailing has been improved! Of course, these are nice to have and definitely not where you… Read more “Offshore Kit Wishlist”
Everyone knows the 5P’s when it comes to competitive sport so here are the 3 P word lessons that I think had the biggest affect on the Weymouth… Read more “My 3P-Lessons from an offshore”