around the world

The Vendee Globe solo yacht race is tough. Sailing a yacht on your own for 90 days across some of the most terrifying stretches of water in the world is nothing but lunacy. I get scared on Sydney harbour in a southerly with a six foot swell and a crew of six. [...]


The first time I went sailing, was a gentle loop around Sydney harbor in a 40 foot getlemen’s cruiser.  I was sick over the side after spending four hours resolutely looking at anything that would not move. Three days later and the world still seemed to be afloat, the squeamy nauseous feeling having made a [...]