Clipper Round The World Yacht Race

I circumnavigated the planet on the 68’ yacht ‘Hull and Humber’ in the 2007-08 race. We came second overall out of ten boats, winning several legs. We left Liverpool and raced to France, South America, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, China, Hawaii, California, Panama, Jamaica, New York, Nova Scotia, Ireland and back to Liverpool. It was an amazing adventure and the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I was pushed beyond my limits, physically and mentally, and found a strength I didn’t know I had. It was sailing, and specifically offshore racing, that made me switch from watercolours to oils, and from a brush to a knife.