Well 2014 sure flew by! It was a great year, and I am looking forward to an even better one in 2015. My current schedule sees me starting the year in Antigua and then going straight to one of my new favorites- Cape Town, South Africa. I will then return to the Caribbean for our busy race season that runs through April, before jumping over to Europe and the USA. This year also sees me signed up for the 2000-mile sleigh ride in the Transpac race from Los Angeles to Hawaii. All good!
A big thank-you to all my teammates and owners that I am so fortunate to be able to race with. Thanks to them I am able to sail in all types of boats, and to enjoy and appreciate all forms of sailing in our great sport. From IC24’s, to a wooden 1936 Fife designed 8meter, to carbon 52’s and 82 foot Maxi’s, and finally up to 125 foot Superyachts with thirty crew onboard. Each different and with their own unique challenges to sail well and help orchestrate a team to achieve a top performance.
I am also heavily involved with promoting sailing in my region of the world via the Caribbean Sailing Association. Now in my third and final year as President, I am most proud of what our team has done over the last few years to promote Caribbean racing to the world, while at the same time improve our events, and also reach down to promote sailing at the grass-roots level on the smaller islands. Honestly one of the most rewarding “jobs” I have ever had, to give back to the sport that has given me so much. A big thanks to the team that works with me at the CSA.
And finally, a big shout-out to my great partners and sponsors that I thoroughly enjoy promoting as I travel the world racing: Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses, the absolute best sunglasses, bar none. Designed by sailors, for sailors. Horizon Yacht Charters, the best team to help make sure you have the absolute most enjoyable charter experience in the Caribbean. And finally, Seahorse magazine, the most complete technical and informative magazine for sailors. Thanks for the ride!
Wishing you a happy, healthy, and fast 2015,