I’ve been a member at CYC since I was small, and am now involved in the instructing and coaching there, while also balancing university work and team racing.
I learnt to sail in a Mirror, and then went into RS Feva’s, doing squads, National and European championships. I moved into 29ers, again competing in National, European and World championships all over Europe. I was team captain for University of Nottingham Sailing Team, and competed in team racing events across the country. I do some big boat sailing as well, but not as much as I’d like!
I currently sail a Laser, and Fireflies. I’m hoping to get an RS 700 at some point soon. Fingers crossed!
My proud moments are when I see people I’ve been teaching to sail start to really get the hang of it, and begin to enjoy sailing as much as I do.
I think the atmosphere at CYC is really great, and I’ve felt it’s such a good place to learn to sail. The thing I love most about sailing though, has got to be going fast downwind, out on the trapeze with the kite up!
My most embarrassing moment must be running into, and getting stuck on, one of the channel markers just off CYC… I steer well clear now…