2020 GCSE year
I started sailing the RS Tera in 2014 after a few years of crewing in my father national 12. As soon as I jumped into my first boat, I loved it! Whenever I sail, I get a sense of freedom and euphoria. There are so many contributing factors that have led me to love this sport but one of the reasons is being able to take to the water in heavy winds and blast around; I really enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes with it.
The community throughout the sport is so welcoming and supportive, always making sure you feel included. Everyone I have met partaking in the sport have always been extremely friendly. Making new friends and meeting new people increases my enjoyment of sailing and my desire to spend more time in the ‘sailing fraternity’. Sailing is a hobby that I am passionate about and I would like to keep participating in, if not take to the next level of professional sailing, time and opportunity permitting.
In 2018, I took part in the RS Tera Pro world championships in Weymouth, where I came second overall and first girl. Whilst this achievement has made me realise anything is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself, I am now even more determined to improve my focus and performance to the best of my abilities.
In 2019 Tilda and I took part in the RS Feva Nationals finishing 22nd and the RS Feva Worlds (with Eilish) and finished 3rd in Silver fleet out of 200 boats.
I am now sailing the RS Feva with my crew, Tilda Brayshay ( BT: Bad Tactics Sailing) targeting the RS Feva Worlds in Travemunde (July 2020)
Both my Parents sailed, my Father professionally for New Zealand so I was very young when I started crewing with my father at Ripon Sailing Club in the National 12 and now his RS 400 at Yorkshire Dales sailing club where we are now members.
In 2014 and entered the Rs Tera Sport Regatta Fleet at the 2014 National Championships finishing a comfortable Last.
I live and go to school in Harrogate North Yorkshire where I have represented the school and North Yorkshire in Basketball, football and cricket.
The enjoyment of being out on the water never diminishes.
- RYA Level 1 – Start Sailing
- RYA Level 2 – Basic Skills