Where were you born?

Suffolk, England

What's your favourite quote?

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”  Einstein (amongst others)

Who got you into sailing?

Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons.

What's your favourite sailing moment?

The two best bits of offshore sailing are the excitement as you leave the dock and then the relief of arriving. Everything in between has a tendency to be cold or hot, wet and exhausting.  Fortunately I quite enjoy those bits as well.

What's the first boat you ever sailed?

An old wooden Mirror dinghy on a very small lake

What's the biggest lesson sailing has taught you?

To relax and to have some patience.

What makes you a Maverick?

I am not sure that I am, but I am open to the possibilities.