Sailing has always been a big part of life for me as I've grown up in, around and (most importantly) on top of the water. It's invigorating, calming, exciting, unpredictable and therapeutic all at once. It has taught me to be self sufficient, analyze the immediate and make clear decisions (with immediate consequences), lead, follow, work as a team, concentrate and focus. It has been a great development tool for bringing up the kids and is healthy, active and fun. Most of all, for someone who could quite easily just sail off over the horizon, it is a great way to develop and maintain great friendships from far afield and over many years. Sailing and the sea has, is and will always be a most important part of my life.

IT'S ALWAY BEEN MESSIN' ABOUT IN BOATS