My first experience of sailing was eventful to say the least. Thunder, lightening, a hail storm and the supposedly stable dinghy having tipped me out into the freezing summer waters of Bowmoor reservoir. It was far from how my mind had pictured my first time sailing.
However, despite all this I carried on and soon enough I found myself back on a boat. This time though it was our newly acquired 35ft family yacht. My first season sailing on her had me hooked. I learnt the fundamentals of sailing and maintaining boats which then provided me with a base to increase my experience and skill in the sport. It was in 2017 when I became the owner of my first boat a Hunter 19. Although the exterior of the boat was in good condition, the interior had had very little care. As a consequence, I then went on to fully refit the boat in the winter of last year and then in the summer embarked on a large amount of double handed and solo sailing. Some highlights of mine were a 3 day solo cruise and becoming the youngest skipper in the Round the Island Race on the boat and a double handed return passage in a force 7 in the Tuscan Archipelago.
Now that I had my own boat I started thinking towards how I could take my sailing to the next level. I thought about the various trips I could do and in the end decided that I was going to sail round Britain. In January 2019 I launched the Round Britain 2020 Project.