Short Film

I am hugely grateful to Danielle Sellwood of Find It Film and Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports (UK equivalent of REI) for the making of this 5-minute film - the fifth and final episode of the Ellis Brigham series: #EngageYourSenses - Women’s Stories of Adventure.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCnWPhut7cM&t=12s  

By | 2018-08-24T21:37:46+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Film Festival Submissions

Submission does not guarantee selection: Sheextreme Festival Oct 2018. Bristol UK The world's first film festival dedicated to celebrating women in extreme sports and adventure.   Kendal Mountain Festival Nov 2018. Lake District UK Kendal Mountain Festival is one of the world's premier mountain film festivals with a vision to inspire more people to explore, [...]

By | 2018-11-05T19:04:53+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

New Boat Design

My new boat design by naval architect Jim Antrim has been finalised! Naval architects are understandably protective of their designs, but Jim has kindly agreed to let me share the design - and his thinking - with my Patreons! To access this page Patreon.com/posts/20529983 Sign up for $1 per month or more - today!  

By | 2018-08-24T18:05:33+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

What did I learn?

Google search Point Conception and the pages almost all have the tag line, Point Conception: the Cape Horn of the Pacific. Point Conception is to sailors on the West Coast, what Cape Hatteras is to sailors on the East Coast US and rightly so. The point is a collision zone, where land juts into the [...]

By | 2018-08-03T02:54:34+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Blog|3 Comments

Breaking Waves

In Santa Barbara I told myself that by the time I finished untangling my hair, I would have mentally recovered. I finished untangling my hair by the time I left Redondo Beach, but I have still not mentally recovered. There is something about what happened on the night of Thursday 5th July that I have [...]

By | 2018-07-31T19:33:47+00:00 July 29th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments

What have I got to lose?

My boat is now packed with 10 days worth of food, plus everything I need to survive. Every item onboard (more or less) is attached to something else. Take a moment to imagine having to tie down every possession you own, in case a whirlwind whips through your house or a giant wave dumps your [...]

By | 2018-06-24T03:11:06+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The F Record

Back in April when I began my quest to set a record around the Farallon Islands, I thought of the row with wistful romanticism. I am going ‘far alone,’ I would say looking out to sea. After two attempts gone awry, I have started calling the row the F Record! A weather window large enough [...]

By | 2018-06-22T14:51:51+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Blog|2 Comments

Part 2: Towed

Click here for Part 1. The Coast Guard arrive. Their boat is big and steel and this concerns me. There are three crew plus the driver. The crew are busy readying fenders and without any radio communication the boat veers towards me. They can not be wanting to come alongside, says the voice in my [...]

By | 2018-06-16T06:32:27+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Follow Your Fear – Part 1

Wednesday was going to be THE DAY for my 2nd attempt to set a new record rowing around the Farallon Islands. Then it wasn't THE DAY, so I committed to moving a sailboat. Wednesday, 7AM I wake up and instantly know there is no wind. Except I have committed to moving a sailboat... We move [...]

By | 2018-06-16T06:31:52+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|2 Comments