July 2019 Blog

This month I have been to Ireland for a week to relax and take some time off to help both my mental and physical health. In Ireland I spend lots of time on beaches with dogs and meeting lots of new people who are related to my girlfriend. I also got my first tattoo as…

June 2019 Blog

This month, I have been to an appointment with the neurologist where he told me that my brain is misinterpreting the messages it is reading from my knees causing them to give way and cause me pain as they are spending lots of time in a bent position causing more pressure on my ligaments which…

May 2019 Blog

On the 4th of May, I was at Torbay Hospital for my next appointment. Here I was told my MRI was all clear and there was no damage to any ligaments, cartilage or anything else in my knee. This meant it was either psychological or neurological. The consultant has referred me to the Neurology Department…

April 2019 Blog

I haven’t been sailing at all this month disappointingly but I have heard lots from doctors and physiotherapists. I had the results back from my MRI and that said there was nothing structurally wrong with my knee so the ACL had not ruptured. I still had the appointment with Mr Issac booked but his secretary…

March 2019 Blog

On the 2nd of March, I was in London for the RYA Dinghy Show. Whilst I was there I saw the new rig for the laser, I spoke to lots of people in the British Sailing Team and looked at a range of boats including a 29er. When I spoke to lots of the British…

February 2019 Blog

On the 10th of February, I was at Osprey Leisure Centre for the RYA Youth Fitness Profiling where I conducted a variety of fitness tests which were press-ups, sublime pull-ups, T-test, trunk test, standing long jump and the multi stage fitness test (beep test). All of these are done so the RYA has an overall…

January 2019 Blog

On the 12th of January, I was at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for Radial T1 training. Saturday the 12th there was medium strength wind between 12 and 20 knots throughout the day, we decided to work on the first 10 minutes of the race, the 5 minutes before and the first minutes during….

December 2018 Blog

On the 1st of December, I was at RTYC racing there for the last time of 2018 in some very strong winds which were also fluctuating, this was challenging conditions however I was the only person there so it gave me the opportunity to work on and practise new skills I have learnt from training….

November 2018 Blog

On the 10th of November I was at Poole Yacht club for the Laser Youth Regatta. These conditions were extremely challenging and with large fluctuations of wind from as low as 2 knots increasing up to as high as 42 knots within the same 10 minutes. This lead to a 12th, 15th and 14th place…

October 2018 Blog

On the 6th of October, I was at the WPNSA for more training with Georgina Povall from the British Sailing Team. ¬†With winds up to 35 knots, we practiced some upwind boat speed and downwind stability before coming in for lots of theory work including start line technique and in race technique. This has improved…

September 2018 Blog

On the 3rd September I was racing in Brixham Yacht Club, testing out my new lines and blocks.¬† Strong winds leading and big waves leading to big decision making whether to go where the waves were smaller but the wind was lighter or both where bigger, this lead to a double 1st place. Many boats…

August 2018 Blog

On Saturday the 4th, I was at Royal Torbay Yacht Club for the club racing where there was lighter winds leading to a 2nd and 3rd which was good as I could practice roll tacks and gybes to generate power in the sail which I was pleased with.   On the 6th, I was at…