Where were you born?

I was born in Hamilton, Bermuda

Favourite quote?

I have so many quotes I like!  “Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in” Bill Bradley

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” Anon

 Who got you into sailing?

My parents got me into sailing. I did not really have a choice in the matter as I grew up on a yacht. This was a truly amazing upbringing and one for which I am indebted to them for.

What's your favourite sailing moment?

Choosing one is not an easy task! I watched in awe as orcas hunted seals in Antarctica. I was thrilled at getting a 35 kt speed record surfing down Southern Ocean waves. Crossing the finish line, in London, at the end of the 13-14 Clipper Round the World Race with a happy crew and a podium position was my most rewarding sailing experience to date.

What's the first boat you ever sailed?

I believe it was a Hurbulot 65 schooner, she was called Windchild. This was the yacht I grew up on and where I gained my sea legs. My first dingy was a topper hull with a sunfish rig that my dad and I built from a wreck we found in the tip.

What's the biggest lesson sailing has taught you?

The first lesson is, you will never know everything. Every day you go out on the water you will learn something new. They say the day you stop learning is the day you should not put to sea because as beautiful as the ocean is it can be a cruel and inhospitable place requiring your respect and admiration.